(Board of Supervisors approve contract award)....The action was taken at this week's Board meeting.

The Board approved a contract award to the Registered Nurse Mentorship Program in an amount not to exceed $360,000. The program and contract between the Imperial County Workforce and Economic Development Office and the Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program is intended for nursing students in their 4th semester completing their Registered Nurse certification and in need of supportive services. The scope of the program will serve approximately 30-37 nursing students with mentoring services to ensure each student can successfully complete their final semester. Services include assistance with the purchase of medical instruments, books and the National Council Licensure Examination. Students will also receive preperation for entering the workforce, job search, training for interviews, other soft skills guidance, and follow-up services for up to 12 months