Scholarships available for healthcare training

Centralia College East in Morton is now seeking applicants for scholarships for the Upskill/Backfill Rural Health Care Demonstration Project – a partnership with Pacific Mountain Workforce Development, Morton General Hospital, and Heritage House that focuses on in-demand, entry-level health care degrees and positions.

The project provides grants for the following:

  • Scholarships for qualifying students (including tuition and fees, books and supplies, and testing fees) who are earning degrees or certificates to become Nursing Assistants, Home Care Aids, Medical Assistants, Registered Nurses, Medical Administrative Assistants, and Medical Office Assistants
  • A network of support services to help students facing barriers to education or employment
  • A team-teaching approach with the entry-level health care classes that provides additional help with study skills, test-taking tips, memorization techniques and additional resources that result in successful learning and skill development.

How do I get started?
Sign-up for one of the Know Before You Go workshops to figure out if you have what it takes to be successful in a health care career. The workshops are free. Please register in advance. (You must attend a workshop to qualify for Upskill/Backfill scholarships.)

12:30-4:30pm Friday, April 27
9am-1pm, Saturday, May 12
12:30-4:30pm, Friday, May 18
12:30-4:30pm, Friday, June 1

Attend the East Lewis County Health Care Career Fair from noon to 2 p.m. Friday, May 11, at CCEast to see what entry-level health care positions are available in the area, learn about educational pathways for these careers, and meet representatives from health care agencies.

For more information, contact Lauri Dennis at or 360-496-5022, or stop by Centralia College East at 701 Airport Way, Morton.

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