On September 19, 2016, Roxbury Community College (RCC) was awarded a $499,966 Workforce Skills Capital Grant from the Baker-Polito Administration. The grant will be used to purchase equipment for a new Simulation Center for RCC's Nursing Program.
The Simulation Center will help to bridge the gap between theory and clinical experience for registered nurses, licensed practical nurses, and nursing assistant students. The Simulation Center will be housed in Building 4, as part of RCC's New Allied Health Suite. The construction of the Allied Health Suite is being funded by the MA Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM), as one of the many planned construction projects currently underway at RCC.
A delegation from RCC attended the Workforce Skills Capital Grant Announcement at the State House on Monday, to formally accept the $499,966 award from Education Secretary Jim Peyser, Labor and Workforce Development Secretary Ronald L. Walker, and Assistant Secretary of the Executive Office of House and Economic Development Juan R. Vega. RCC's delegation included President Valerie Roberson, Ph.D., Vice President of Advancement & Community Engagement Lorita Williams, Director of Nursing Angela MacDonald, Assistant Director of Nursing Hansella Robson, RCC Nursing Faculty Patricia Bolte, and Grant Research Specialist Yvonne Anthony.
"We are honored and grateful to receive this generous award from the Baker-Polito Administration," says Dr. Valerie Roberson, President of RCC. "The award comes at the perfect time, as we are scheduled to complete construction of our new Allied Health Suite in a matter of months. This award ensures that the Simulation Center will be equipped with the state-of-the-art equipment required to train our students for success in today's workplace."
This story contains experts from the Executive Office of Education's official press release. To read the release in full, click here.
The Allied Health Suite is one of many DCAMM-funded campus renovation projects at RCC scheduled to occur through Summer 2018. For additional information on our campus renovations, click here.
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