The Consortium for Healthcare Education Online (CHEO) worked with eight colleges in primarily rural areas in western states to develop or redesign allied health programs, which students could enroll in by studying online or in a hybrid environment.

During the project, 2,460 students were expected to complete an online or hybrid program and nearly 2,000 attained allied health credentials. The colleges incorporated state-of-the-art remote lab experiments from the North American Network of Science Labs Online so that students could complete science labs remotely.

The $14.2 grant for the project was provided by a Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training Grant, awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor.

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Rutgers Education and Employment Research Center (EERC) is participating as the third-party evaluator for the duration of this grant. EERC will identify critical measures of program implementation and evaluate how successfully outlined project goals are being met. The evaluation team uses a combination of qualitative and quantitative methods for its formative and summative assessments.


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