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ACC Receives TRUE Grant

Alvin Community College was awarded a $250,000 grant that will provide equipment and updates to the Emergency Medical Technician program.

The grant was awarded through the Texas Reskilling and Upskilling in Education program from the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board. The funds will go towards the creation of an EMT program through the college’s Continuing Education Workforce Development Department at the ACC West campus.

Students who complete the CEWD program will be able to transfer their credit towards the EMT Associate’s Degree program.

“The impact of this grant on our EMT program is transformational,” said Dr. Stacy Ebert, vice president of Strategic Initiatives. “It not only signifies our commitment to providing top-tier emergency medical training but also reinforces our dedication to the future of healthcare in our community.”

The college will use the grant to provide tuition for up to 30 students as well as purchase a monitoring simulator, augmented reality system, stretchers and other equipment for the program. It will also support two part-time positions to help update the program’s curriculum and provide assistance with financial aid.

The TRUE Program is designed to assist colleges in creating, redesigning and expanding short-term workforce education and training programs in high-demand occupations. Developed and provided in collaboration with workforce stakeholders, these programs support credentials of value and strong employment outcomes.

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