MCTC to Participate in Minnesota FastTrac Programs
MCTC is pleased to announce our collaboration with Adult Basic Education and Workforce Service Providers to integrate academic preparation and career training through Minnesota’s FastTrac initiative.
Our current programs include a Pharmacy Technician Program and the Minneapolis Northside Initiative.
The Pharmacy Technician Program is designed to build a bridge to sustainable healthcare careers. This collaboration between MCTC, Minneapolis Adult Basic Education (ABE) and Project for Pride in Living (PPL) will work to serve low wage and academically underprepared adults, as well as those who are under and unemployed in the Twin Cities metro area. PPL will be providing recruitment and integrated support services, MCTC will be providing curriculum and instruction and Minneapolis ABE will be integrating their support services into the Dose/Calc and Foundational Science courses. The foundational science course was designed by MCTC to help individuals prepare for the college-level science courses required for higher level healthcare jobs.
This program includes MCTC’s 6 credit Healthcare Core/Medical Terminology/Dose/Calc courses and offers a path for participants to pursue Pharmacy Technician employment and national Pharmacy Technician certification or further their education.
For further information on the Pharmacy Technician program, please contact Loretta Anderson at Loretta.Anderson@minneapolis.edu.
The Minneapolis Northside Initiative partners include the City of Minneapolis, Emerge Community Development and Minneapolis ABE. This program includes an intense bridge phase to provide math and reading preparation through ABE for individuals with high school diplomas or a GED that are testing below college levels. Following the bridge phase, MCTC will provide integrated instruction with ABE academic support for first year student and career program courses. Two programs are scheduled and two more programs are in development. The two scheduled programs are Welding and Metal Fabrication beginning this month and running through December 2012 and Culinary Arts beginning April 2012 and running through December 2012.
For further information on the Minneapolis Northside Initiative, please contact Ashley Brown at Ashley.Brown@minneapolis.edu.