THE 29 PALMS BAND OF MISSION INDIANS AND TORTOISE ROCK CASINOTO SPONSOR COPPER MOUNTAIN COLLEGE ATI TESTING FOR VOCATIONAL NURSING CLASS OF 2020
TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA -- The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians and Tortoise Rock Casino have announced they are sponsoring the Copper Mountain College ATI Testing for the Vocational Nursing Class of 2020 in the sum of $10,000.
The sponsorship money helps fund the Vocational Nursing program and the costs associated with the class and tests required to achieve a nursing license. This year’s sponsorship will help fund the class of 10 to 14 students.
Copper Mountain College (CMC) is located in Joshua Tree and is renowned for its vocational nursing program. It is currently listed as the number two ranked nursing program in California.
Since January 2012, CMC Foundation has funded ATI, a NCLEX (the nurses’ licensing test) Study Program for all 89 of CMC's Vocational Nursing Students for a total amount of $54,591.29 and it has had a direct effect on students’ success. Since that time, the students have a 100% pass rate on their NCLEX.
About Tortoise Rock Casino:
Tortoise Rock Casino is owned and operated by the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians. This gorgeous entertainment destination in Twentynine Palms, California is beautifully situated between the majestic Joshua Tree National Park and one of the country’s largest military training facilities—the United States Marine Corps Air Ground Combat Center. The casino offers 30,000 square feet of gaming space, with 490 Slot Machines, 7 Table Games, live poker, plus live entertainment, Oasis Grille and Shelly’s Lounge. Visit www.TortoiseRockCasino.com for more information or call 1.866.377.6829. The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians also owns and operates Spotlight 29 Casino in nearby Coachella, California.
About the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians:
The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians trace their origins back to the Chemehuevi, a peaceful and nomadic Tribe whose territory once covered parts of California, Utah, Arizona, and Southern Nevada. In 1867, a group of Chemehuevi settled at the Oasis of Mara in Twentynine Palms. The Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians are their descendants. Today, the Tribe’s Reservation lands consist of two parcels, which are located near the town of Twentynine Palms and the City of Coachella. The Tribe’s two economic enterprises, Tortoise Rock Casino and Spotlight 29 Casino, help provide housing, education and financial security for the Tribe’s future generations.