Rep. Clyde Announces $615,000 In State Funds For Workforce Development, Kent State Projects
Investments include telemedicine training and Rockwell Hall renovations
March 13, 2017
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State Rep. Kathleen Clyde (D-Kent) today announced nearly $615,000 in state funds for two projects at Kent State University, including the purchase of telemedicine training equipment for the Regionally Aligned Priorities in Delivering Skills (RAPIDS) program and funding for the Rockwell Hall building renovation project.

“Kent State’s leadership in the telemedicine RAPIDS program is changing healthcare in Northeast Ohio,” said Rep. Clyde. “Telemedicine improves health by increasing doctor-patient connectivity and allows medical professionals to treat patients who would otherwise lack access to care.”

The Ohio Department of Higher Education awarded Kent State University a $300,000 grant to lead the Northeast Ohio telemedicine RAPIDS program, a regional consortium of educators who will receive telemedicine training equipment to aid in workforce training and education.

The remaining $315,000 in state funds will be used for renovations to Rockwell Hall on Kent State’s main campus. Renovations include updates to improve energy efficiency and extend the life of the facility. The project will take place over the summer and winter recesses.

Rep. Clyde represents the 75th Ohio House District, serving Kent, Ravenna, Streetsboro, and central and southern Portage County.  

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