Region 8 college awarded $224,000 in grants

Region 8 college awarded $224,000 in grants

MOUNTAIN HOME, AR (KAIT) - Arkansas State University of Mountain Home won four grants totaling more than $224,000 for planning and program development.

This money will be used for projects that will help create new programs and provide support for existing programs in the college.

According to a press release from the Office of Communications and Institutional Advancement, ASUMH received a planning grant of $71,290 for a new program in Computer Programming/Mobile Application Development.

This program will involve input from industry leaders with expertise in this field to help identify needs in the area.

The college received another planning grant of $52,269 for a project called "Creating a Talent Pipeline to Advance Manufacturing," which will support enhancements for existing programs of welding and mechatronics.

ASUMH achieved a $40,000 grant to help cover tuition, fees, supplies, and other costs associated with the Certified Nursing Assistant program, including licensing fees.

The college also received a $61,000 grant to prepare over 25 students for careers in welding.

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