submitted by the Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board

The Greater New Bedford Workforce Investment Board (GNBWIB) in collaboration with the Bristol Community College workforce center is currently embarking on a Health Care Training Consortium for healthcare organizations on the South Coast.

The consortium, headed up by Paula Shiner, CEO of Coastline Elderly Services, Inc. and Chair of the Community Cross Continuum Collaborative (4C) has a purpose of assessing the training needs of healthcare organizations in Southeastern Massachusetts. Healthcare organizations range from Long Term Care to Rehabilitation to Social Services facilities. 4C training is aimed to upskill healthcare workers to meet the demands of the many changing forces within the healthcare industry.

The end result is an anticipated funding grant from Commonwealth Corporation of up to $250,000 for training. Tax credits may also be available to qualifying businesses.

Healthcare organizations with the need for employees training that will help make your organization run more efficiently or help you gain that competitive edge is encouraged to learn more and join the consortium. For more information or to join the Consortium and training grant, please contact Donna Ramos with GNBWIB at 508-979-1504 Ext 113 to learn more.