Healthcare Industry Training & Education (HITE)

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.

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.

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 St. Louis 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

Funding is available for the following career paths:

  • 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

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