December 14, 2009

CARDIN, MIKULSKI ANNOUNCE $1 MILLION TO ESTABLISH NEW HEALTH TRAINING FACILITY THAT WILL BENEFIT CARROLL, FREDERICK AND HOWARD COMMUNITY COLLEGES

WASHINGTON -- U.S. Senators Benjamin L. Cardin and Barbara A. Mikulski (both D-MD) announced today that the omnibus appropriations measure that has passed Congress includes $1 million to establish a new facility that will be shared by Carroll, Frederick and Howard Community Colleges to train future health care providers.   The new facility will be located in Mt. Airy, MD.

 

"It is clear that our nation will face a shortage of well-trained health care professionals in the future," said Senator Cardin.   "I strongly supported this funding because it will make it possible for our community colleges to provide a strong academic curriculum that will ensure we have the workforce that is needed for our health care delivery system."

 

"We are facing serious shortages in the healthcare workforce," Senator Mikulski said. "From dental hygienists to paramedics, we need to train an adequate workforce so Americans can get the health care they need when they need it. And in this economic climate, people are ready to train for new careers in the health field. This Center will help meet both needs -easing critical workforce shortages today while preparing Marylanders for the jobs of tomorrow."

 

Carroll, Frederick and Howard Community Colleges are building on existing academic arrangement to further enhance access to workforce education programs in the three counties.   The three community colleges will offer health care programs in a joint facility in Mt. Airy, and this funding will help provide science, medical and computer laboratory equipment.