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Mayor Sarno Visits World Is Our Classroom to Highlight ARPA Funding of their Medical Encounter Pathway Program

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Mayor Domenic J. Sarno, Tina Quagliato Sullivan, Director of Disaster Recovery and Compliance, and Springfield Public Schools Chief of Student Services Dr. Yolanda Johnson joined with World Is Our Classroom Executive Director Nora Patton to highlight the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funding the nonprofit received at Holyoke Community College (HCC) Center for Health Education and Simulation. The nonprofit received $150,000 in ARPA awards that supports their Medical Encounter Pathway Program that serves Springfield Public School students by providing simulation lab patients to create real-world experience in a simulated healthcare setting. Students from Springfield Central High School were in attendance to experience simulated healthcare at the college.

Mayor Sarno states, “CDO Tim Sheehan and I are proud to continue to highlight the diverse reach our local ARPA funding has provided in our community.  The ARPA funding provided to the nonprofit, World Is Our Classroom, will provide our Springfield Public School students with real-world experience to enhance their education.  I want to thank HCC President George Timmons and VP of Community Outreach Jeff Hayden for partnering with our local nonprofit to utilize their healthcare facility to simulate a healthcare setting where our students can learn in a lab setting.”

Springfield High School students are getting first-hand look at career pathways in five of the region’s fastest-growing sectors: Transportation Engineering, Manufacturing Technology, Health Care, Clean Energy, and Biotech/Biomed/Biomanufacturing.

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