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New RCC grant to support students in health science programs

Rappahannock Community College has received a grant from the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation. According to a news release, secondary schools in partnership with RCC will provide new opportunities for students pursuing health science careers as part of the Claude Moore Scholars Program.

The scholars program promotes partnerships between Virginia public school systems, post-secondary academic institutions and health care employers. It helps students transition between school and work in the medical field. It can begin as early as middle school and continue professional education in high school and beyond, the release said.

The education programs led by RCC are designed to meet the growing health care workforce needs of the region and the state.

In the first year of funding, the Claude Moore Charitable Foundation will support upgrades to lab classrooms at Northern Neck Technical Center, Bridging Communities Regional Career and Technical Center, and Gloucester High School to s...

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