The Panhandle of Texas is a beautiful place full of open spaces and the best sunsets you’ve ever seen. The 26-county area is also known to have more head of cattle than people. The mostly rural landscape presents challenges when you begin to talk about student access to training for careers. School districts in our rural communities have limited resources available for students to pursue studies in the area of healthcare.
The costs of implementing programs in healthcare are often too much for a rural school district to facilitate. Lack of funding creates a problem for students to get clinical experience and familiarity in healthcare. These issues persist while shortages of healthcare workers exist nation-wide.
There has to be a better way! Thanks to the Coalition of Health Services, Amarillo ISD’s AACAL campus, and SimCentral there is a solution to these challenges. Using technology to give students access to the training needed for in-demand careers is exactly the type of project that the Amarillo Area Foundation funds.