Sen. Reid secures funding for health care jobs, training | NevadaAppeal.com

Sen. Reid secures funding for health care jobs, training

LAS VEGAS (AP) – Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., has announced funding for health care jobs training in the state.

The stimulus money announced Friday is meant to fund training for jobs that will be available in the next couple of years in areas like nursing and health technology.

The Nevada Department of Health and Human Services will get more than $6.1 million, the Nevada Cancer Institute will get more than $3.2 million and HealthInsight of Nevada and Utah will get more than $6.9 million.

Reid said training will be offered through community college nursing, lab tech and health IT programs to prepare unemployed and displaced workers for jobs.