Healthcare Industry Training and Education - HITE

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What is the HITE program?

The Missouri Healthcare Industry Training and Education (HITE) program provides eligible low-income individuals the opportunity to receive training for a career in the healthcare industry.

The following chart shows maximum your family can make to participate in HITE:

Persons in Household 48 Contiguous States and D.C. Poverty Guidelines (Annual)
1 $24,980
2 $33,820
3 $42,660
4 $51,500
5 $60,340
6 $69,180
7 $78,020
8 $86,860

 Add $4,320 for each person over 8

If you qualify, you may receive transportation assistance and training supplies. After successfully completing training, you can receive help with finding a position in the healthcare industry.

Can I apply for HITE?

You can apply for HITE if you live in one of the following areas and meet the qualifications listed below:

  • St. Louis Workforce Development Board Region including St. Louis City and County
  • Kansas City Workforce Development Board Region including Jackson, Clay, Platte, Ray, and Cass counties
  • Central Workforce Development Board Region including  Audrain, Boone, Callaway, Camden, Cole, Cooper, Crawford, Dent, Gasconade, Howard, Laclede, Maries, Miller, Moniteau, Morgan, Osage, Phelps, Pulaski, and Washington counties


  • 18 years of age or older
  • U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the U.S.
  • Registered with selective service as required
  • High school (HS) diploma or equivalent or be continuously enrolled in a program leading to HS diploma or GED

How do I apply?

You can call one of the following based on your location to find out information on how to apply.

  • St. Louis -  314-589-8000
  • Kansas City - 816-471-2330
  • CWIB - 573-578-6629

What HITE trainings are available?

  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Registered Nurse
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Licensed Practical/Vocational Nurse
  • Nursing Assistants
  • Medical Assistants
  • Home Health Aides
  • Personal Care Aide
  • Medical Lab Technician
  • Surgical Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Pharmacy Technician
  • Health Technologist/Technician
  • Medical Records and Health Info. Techs
  • Patient Service Reps and Medical Secretary
  • Dental Assistant
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Paramedic

HITE is a Health Profession Opportunity Grant (HPOG) funded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Administration for Children and Families (ACF).

This document was supported by Grant 90FX0029 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human services. Its contents are solely the responsibility of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of HHS. 

HPOG is a study funded by the federal government which is being conducted to determine how these training opportunities help people improve their skills and find better jobs. During the study, all new eligible applicants will be selected by lottery to participate in these training opportunities. Not all eligible applicants will be selected to participate in these opportunities.

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