A multimillion dollar federal stimulus grant will assist at least 100 workers to begin healthcare jobs in Las Vegas.
The $3.2 million dollar grant will help Las Vegas healthcare and laboratory workers begin careers specifically in cancer treatment and research, officials told the Las Vegas Sun.
According to the Sun, the Plus One Program is a partnership between the Nevada Cancer Institute, workforceCONNECTIONS and the College of Southern Nevada.
The aim is to help CSN graduates in nursing, medical laboratory technology, radiation technology and health information technology find good-paying full-time jobs in health care.
Plans call for the Nevada Cancer Institute to help participants gain national certification, clinical supervision and jobs in oncology nursing and allied health.
Nevada Cancer Institute (NVCI) is the official cancer institute for the State of Nevada. A nonprofit organization, NVCI is committed to reducing the burden of cancer by pursuing the development of a comprehensive cancer center, as defined by the National Cancer Institute. Through the knowledge and expertise of the finest scientists, clinicians, educators and caregivers, the Institute provides hope to communities in Nevada, the southwest and beyond through research, education, early detection, prevention and high quality patient care
workforceCONNECTIONS will help with transportation, clothing, food, child care, and other support services.
CSN plans to expand programs and identify students for scholarships and entry-level oncology related work experience