Fulton-Montgomery Community College is part of a new federal grant project that is designed to help individuals in our community become part of the growing healthcare field. The Health Profession Opportunity Grant, also called HPOG 2.0, started at FM in late 2015 and will be enrolling its first group of participants in the next few weeks. The goal of the HPOG 2.0 project is to provide academic, social, employment, and other personal supports to low-income students entering FM’s health profession certificate and degree programs. The HPOG 2.0 project will help participants successfully complete their training and education and find employment in a healthcare profession.
Individuals in the following FM certificate and degree programs can participate in HPOG 2.0: Certified Nurse Assistant, Home Health Aide, Nursing, Radiology Technician, Health Studies, Health Sciences, Human Services, and Liberal Arts General Studies (Pre-Nursing). Students planning to attend two years at FM and then transfer to a four-year college to complete their healthcare profession training can also participate. Note, HPOG 2.0 isn’t just for recent high school graduates! Adult learners who may be thinking of switching careers and becoming part of the healthcare field can also be part of HPOG 2.0.
The HPOG 2.0 project does not provide financial aid but can assist some participants with expenses for childcare, transportation, uniforms and books. HPOG 2.0 staff can also help participants access campus services, such as tutoring and mentoring, and can provide services such as skills assessment, goal setting, job readiness and more. The FM HPOG 2.0 project can even help participants find a job in the healthcare field!
FM’s HPOG 2.0 project is funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is a study to determine how training opportunities can help people improve their skills and find better jobs. Candidates for entry into the program will need to meet eligibility criteria.
Now is the perfect time for anyone considering a healthcare career to start their training and education. HPOG 2.0 can help remove the barriers to success! For more information, contact FM’s HPOG 2.0 project staff at email@example.com.