FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: MARTHA DEACON
AUGUST 24, 2007
(615) 741-2257
 

 

GOVERNOR AWARDS GRANT TO SOUTHWEST HUMAN RESOURCE AGENCY
$54,940 GOES FOR NURSING INSTRUCTOR FOR HARDIN COUNTY

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $54,940 to the Southwest Human Resource Agency for an additional instructor for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) training.

The money is from statewide funding and will be used to hire an additional teacher for LPN training for classes at the Tennessee Technology Center-Crump.

“I am pleased to award this grant to the Southwest Human Resource Agency to assist in training nurses,” said Governor Bredesen. “These funds will help meet the shortage of LPNs in the area and will benefit healthcare employers in Hardin County.”

“I am proud to award this grant money to enhance training opportunities for nursing,” said Commissioner Neeley. “Healthcare is a demand occupation with shortages across the state and the nation.”

“We appreciate the support of Governor Bredesen and Commissioner Neeley to help solve the state’s need for nurses and to help Local Workforce Investment Area participants with training necessary to become self-sufficient,” said Lafayette McKinnie, director for the Southwest Human Resource Agency

 

 

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