Training Grants Available at WCCC for Healthcare Profession Hopefuls

WASHINGTON TWP. (Aug. 19, 2015) – Warren County Community College’s Continuing Education Department has funds for training grants for qualified individuals looking to obtain employment in the healthcare industry.

The Health Profession Opportunities Grant (HPOG) program provides funds to train Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) recipients and other low-income individuals for healthcare occupations expected to experience high and growing demand for workers. Applicants must have their high school diploma or GED, and submit a criminal history background check.

Eligible individuals may enroll in programs such as Dialysis Technician, Ophthalmic Assistant, Physical Therapy Aide, Medical Assisting, Certified Nursing Assistant, and Phlebotomy Technician. The grant covers tuition and textbook costs and may also pay for program requirements such as uniforms and certification fees, etc.

WCCC is part of The Northern New Jersey Health Professions Consortium, which is funded by the US Department of Health and Human Services as a region-wide capacity building initiative intended to strengthen and expand health care industry occupation training through workforce readiness and integrated basic skills preparation, workforce supported services, and occupational skill development leading to certification and employment in health occupations. This effort involves many partners including Health and Human Services, 10 community colleges, 6 regional health care industry employers, 10 county Workforce Investment Boards with their corresponding One-Stop Career Centers and key county-based social services, and New Jersey State-level Coordinating Entities.

This is an incredible opportunity for people who otherwise cannot afford to attend healthcare career training. If you wish to schedule an eligibility screening, or would like more information about the grant, call 908-878-0209 or 908-878-0186.

For general information about health profession programs through WCCC, visit, or phone 908-689-7613.

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