North Shore CC receives $1m state grant to expand health care studies

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North Shore Neighborhood Faculty has been awarded a $1 million state grant to help its plans to broaden a facility that helps practice college students to work within the well being care trade.

Labs within the Bertolon Simulation Well being Care Middle of Excellence — positioned on the school’s Danvers campus — present hands-on coaching for college kids getting ready for jobs in well being professions similar to bodily and occupational remedy and as surgical technicians.

Officers stated the middle, established in 2019 by means of a $1.8 million donation from Henry and Donna Bertolon — the latter a North Shore graduate — has outgrown its area. Utilizing the state Abilities Capital Grant Program and different funds it’s now elevating, the school plans to handle that want by creating 5 extra labs.

“This undertaking will outcome within the premier simulation middle on the North Shore,” stated the school’s president, William Heineman. “Furthermore, it’s going to nourish the long-term well being of the regional financial system by supporting one in every of its most pressing regional workforce wants.”

John Laidler may be reached at laidler@globe.com.