Bunker Hill Community College Foundation Wins Grant for Laboratory Equipment
Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Bunker Hill Community College Foundation received a $10,000 Workforce Development and Education Grant from Bank of America Charitable Foundation on June 24, 2014. The College will use the funds to upgrade equipment in the Allied Health Programs’ classrooms and laboratories located at the College’s Chelsea Campus.
“We are grateful to Bank of America and the Bank of America Charitable Foundation for supporting our work,” said Dr. Pam Y. Eddinger, President of Bunker Hill Community College. “The new equipment purchased with these funds represents an important contribution to our work in preparing students for meaningful careers.”
The Allied Health Certificate Programs at BHCC provide skilled workers for Boston’s burgeoning medical community through targeted training. Approximately 70 percent of BHCC graduates are employed in their field within 90 days of completing a program. BHCC Allied Health Certificate Programs include: Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), Medical Assistant, Medical Interpreting, Patient Care Technician, Sterile Processing and Surgical Technology.
About Bunker Hill Community College
Bunker Hill Community College is the largest community college in Massachusetts, enrolling approximately 18,000 students annually. BHCC has two campuses in Charlestown and Chelsea, and a number of other locations throughout the Greater Boston area. BHCC is one of the most diverse institutions of higher education in Massachusetts. Sixty-five percent of the students are people of color and more than half of BHCC's students are women. The College also enrolls nearly 600 international students who come from 94 countries and speak more than 75 languages.