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Alleghany Schools Partners with Mountain Gateway
Alleghany Highlands Public Schools and other school divisions are partnering with Mountain Gateway Community College for a pilot program at Mountain Gateway that provides high school students with comprehensive training for careers in clinical medical assistant and nursing. certified practical nurse. It also provides training for students to access more than 100 different areas of health care.
Alleghany Highlands Public Schools worked with Mountain Gateway Community College and other school divisions to help develop Advanced Health Care Professional as a vocational and technical training program.
This fall, which marks the first year of the program, Advanced Health Care has three AHPS students. Tiffany Rosales, coordinator of health care programs at Mountain Gateway Community College, intends to expand enrollment by spreading the word to schools in the Mountain Gateway Community College catchment area, which includes Bath County, Alleghany County, Rockbridge County and the northern part of Botetourt County. .
Funding for Advanced Healthcare is provided by FastForward, a Mountain Gateway grant program designed to help students obtain the necessary training they need for their chosen career field.
The Advanced Healthcare Program is part of Alleghany Highlands Healthcare Advancement, an initiative funded by a $497,756 Innovation Grant for High School Vocational and Technical Education from the Virginia Department of Education.