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Governor Awards Grant to Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency

Sunday, September 16, 2007 | 07:00pm

NASHVILLE – Governor Phil Bredesen and Tennessee Department of Labor & Workforce Development Commissioner James Neeley have awarded $50,000 to the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) training at Roane State Community College Campus in Jamestown.

The money is from the Statewide Activity Grant for Skills Shortages and will fund LPN classes and help students who are enrolled in the training with tuition.

“I am pleased to award this grant to the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency to help address the shortage of LPNs and to benefit healthcare employers in Putnam County,” said Governor Bredesen. 

 “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.”

“I am thankful Governor Bredesen and Commissioner Neeley have awarded the grant to help increase the number of nurses and the supply of qualified nurse educators,” said Senator Charlotte Burks.  “This will help our area’s medical employers get the help they need from newly licensed workers in our area.”

“I know this grant will benefit our area’s healthcare industry,” said Representative Henry Fincher.  “Skilled nurses are in critical demand.  My appreciation goes to Governor Bredesen and the Department of Labor and Workforce Development for awarding this grant to the Upper Cumberland Human Resource Agency.”

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