The Frenship ISD Career and Technical Education (CTE) program received an educational grant totaling more than $26,000 for the purchase of advanced medical equipment. The funds will allow Frenship to update the Health Science Technology program at Frenship High School with an advanced geriatric care model, patient care simulators, CPR mannequins, as well as updated basic medical equipment.
“By providing our teachers with the most advanced simulation and training equipment available, students will have the opportunity to gain industry-level skills that otherwise are very difficult to replicate in a classroom environment,” said Amy Baker, CTE Coordinator for Frenship ISD.
Nine area schools from the South Plains and Panhandle regions participated in the grant. The Lubbock Economic Development Alliance contributed $125,000 to support Lubbock area schools, Plainview/Hale County Economic Development Corporation added in $10,000 to benefit Plainview ISD, and the Texas Workforce Commission matched community support with another $100,000. A formal check presentation was made to the each district on Monday, April 3.
“We are so thankful for the commitment of the Lubbock community and the Texas Workforce Commission to the students of West Texas,” said Keith Patrick, Director of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at Frenship ISD. “Infusions of capital support like this allow us to quickly implement leading edge technology and techniques into the classroom, helping prepare our students for their next career/education steps with real-world industry skills.”