Mo. gets $20M to train people for health-care jobs

Tuesday, September 27, 2011 ~ Updated 10:19 AM

JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) -- Missouri has received a $20 million federal grant to help train students at community colleges and technical schools for careers in health care.

Gov. Jay Nixon's administration says the effort should help about 4,600 students studying for such jobs as nurses, pharmacy technicians, medical laboratory technicians and radiology technicians.

The grant from the U.S. Department of Labor specifically targets unemployed adults who are seeking new career opportunities.

Missouri's 12 community colleges and Linn State Technical College worked together with the state's workforce investment boards and Department of Economic Development to apply for the money.

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