Local scholars awarded

The Ohio Association of Career Colleges and Schools (OACCS) recently awarded Kristen Burns and Allyson Waterbeck of Boardman a Workforce Tuition Scholarship to attend the Boardman Healthcare Training Center of Ohio Valley College of Technology.

The scholarship was one of 31 awarded by the association through a competitive process. The grants assist individuals who attend a career college or school in Ohio. Boardman Healthcare Training Center was one of the participating institutions that contributed to the scholarship fund.

OACCS created the scholarship program in 2011. This year, a total of $50,500 was awarded to the 2013 winners.

“Ohio’s career colleges and schools are committed to putting higher education within reach of people who desire knowledge and training necessary to obtain a job in a challenging economy,” said R. David Rankin, OACCS executive director.

Students must use the funds for tuition, fees, and supplies directly related to the cost of the education and training. To maintain eligibility, students are required to maintain a GPA of 3.0 or better and a 90 percent attendance record.

Boardman Healthcare Training Center is a local training center, affiliated with Ohio Valley College of Technology, which provides training in multiple healthcare careers.

Students are trained in CPR, EKG and Phlebotomy, to meet industry standards and criteria to pass nationally recognized exams. Students receive hands-on experience, as well as classroom instruction designed to prepare them for careers in the healthcare field.

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