ATLANTA -- Georgia Tech and Gwinnett Technical College have won a $1.65 million grant to help enhance the state's health information technology field.
The grant will help create new jobs in the field and provide training for workers already employed in health information technology. The money will create a lab at Georgia Tech to test and evaluate cutting-edge software for health care providers.
It will also create a one-year certificate program housed at Gwinnett Technical College. The program will target veterans and unemployed or underemployed workers looking to work in software development, sales, customer service, medical billing or other jobs in the field.
The certificate program aims to graduate more than 400 trainees each year.