WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, U.S. Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) announced that the Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) has awarded $151,460 in funds to Washington State Community College (WSCC) for new state-of-the-art training equipment. The new equipment will give more than 500 students in the College’s Health and Science programs the opportunity to train with the most up-to-date technology.
WSCC is the only college in the Marietta area that offers a health-related undergraduate program.
“These funds will help ensure Washington State Community College has the tools and resources to equip students with the skills and knowledge needed to advance their careers,” said Brown. “This investment will support faculty and students, while raising the bar for healthcare education in Marietta and the surrounding area.”
ARC is an economic development agency of the federal government with the mission to build community capacity and strengthen economic growth in the Appalachian region.
In addition to the ARC funds, local sources will provide $142,775, bringing the total project funding to $294,235.