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The CHEO Project

Health Professions project high employment demand in the coming decades, and employers are anticipating a large gap in technicalConsortium for HealthcareEducation Online, "CHEO" talent. As a result of this growing demand for health professionals, community college programs across the country are filled to capacity.

The Consortium for HealthcareEducation Online, "CHEO" has been tasked to address these gaps. The CHEO Project is in place to help community college students develop the skills needed to secure viable and sustainable employment in the allied health fields. In partnership with North American Network of Science Labs Online (NANSLO) the CHEO Consortium is introducing technology in introductory level science courses and health programming using open source software and a robotic interface which allows students to remotely control actual lab equipment. CHEO Career Coaches are working with workforce and employer partners within the health care industry to identify areas of opportunity for our students.

CHEO has eight community college partners in five states. The CHEO mission is to develop and provide hybrid and online courses in the Allied Healthcare field to TAA eligible workers, veterans, and other adults. This project will help ensure success in acquiring the skills, credentials, and degrees needed for increased wage and high skill employment while meeting employer needs for skilled workers.


This collaborative effort has been made possible by the:
U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) logo

U.S. Department of Labor (DOL)
Employment and Training Administration (ETA)

Contact Information:

Joel Henderson
Joel Henderson
EMS Program Director

Office: 406-268-3718
Fax: 406-771-4317