Framework for Institutional Transformation: Reimagining Allied Health in Southeastern West Virginia

New River Community and Technical College and its industry and community partners seek to fill an urgent market gap in Southeastern West Virginia by substantially enlarging its nursing and allied health care program to accelerate re-employment of TAA-eligible participants, as well as returning veterans and other unemployed and underemployed workers into high skill, high growth jobs in one of the poorest rural regions in the nation. New River's program will: (1) integrate contextualization, modularization, and technology-enabled learning modalities to increase program completion; (2) transform developmental education to accelerate and increase credential attainment; and (3) provide student success centers that offer academic supports, career guidance and placement services, and navigational supports for program and job success.

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