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C3 Fellows Program: Opportunities in Healthcare for Twin Cities Students

Posted on: February 18th, 2014 by insidemctc No Comments

C3 Fellows Internship ProgramStudents looking for jobs in the healthcare industry will get a leg up thanks to the Central Corridor College Fellows (C3 Fellows) program. The C3 Fellows program connects students of Saint Paul College and Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC) who live within one mile of the Central Corridor green line light rail route with entry-level healthcare employment opportunities also located within one mile of the line. The partnership includes employers like Health Partners, Regions Hospital, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Fairview Health Services, Healtheast Care System and more.

In addition, students who meet the C3 Fellows eligibility requirements are able to receive additional, free assistance from our partners at the Takoda Group. The Takoda Group will provide direct employment services to qualifying students. These employment services include:

  • Free assessment of strengths and challenges
  • Job readiness training, résumé, and interviewing workshops offered on both campuses
  • One-on-one assistance to students with Takoda staff
  • Customer service and additional trainings deemed important by our employer partners
  • Retention services to check in on placed fellows to ensure they are successfully balancing work, school and life in general

This new program received press coverage in the Minneapolis Star Tribune and The Line publications.

Nursing Assistant Scholarship

C3Fellows is excited to announce the creation of a nursing assistant scholarship for students pursuing a nursing assistant certificate at Minneapolis Community and Technical College and Saint Paul College. The scholarship covers tuition, books, and the Nursing Assistant Test Out for placement on the Minnesota Nursing Assistant Registry. After completing the course and passing the test, C3 Fellows will assist students in finding a nursing assistant job close to their home.

Please contact Director of Healthcare Partnerships Brian Mogren with any questions.

C3 Fellows Offers Students Opportunities in Healthcare in Collaboration with Central Corridor Light Rail

Posted on: December 16th, 2013 by insidemctc No Comments

C3 Fellows Internship ProgramStudents looking for jobs in the healthcare industry will get a leg up thanks to the Central Corridor College Fellows (C3 Fellows) program. The C3 Fellows program connects students of Saint Paul College and Minneapolis Community and Technical College who live within one mile of the Central Corridor green line light rail route with entry-level healthcare employment opportunities also located within one mile of the line. The partnership includes employers like Health Partners, Regions Hospital, Gillette Children’s Specialty Healthcare, Fairview Health Services, Healtheast Care System and more. Visit www.c3fellows.org to learn about qualifications, view program benefits and apply online for this exciting partnership program.

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C3 Fellows will also be hosting open houses at MCTC and Saint Paul College. Visit with C3 Fellows’ staff, learn about job opportunities and enjoy free refreshments:

  • Tuesday, Dec. 17, 3–5 p.m., Minneapolis Community & Technical College, room K.3340
  • Wednesday, Dec. 18, 3–5 p.m., Saint Paul College, room 3320

Please contact Director of Healthcare Partnerships Brian Mogren with any questions.

Serving students through our student health clinic

Posted on: September 5th, 2012 by insidemctc No Comments

student health clinic workersResponding to the individualized needs of the campus community, MCTC’s student health clinic provides a confidential and intimate setting for students to access preventative, primary care and mental health services. Open five days a week this fall, the clinic is located in MCTC’s new and vibrant Helland Center where it’s easily accessible by all students.

“The students we’re serving are representative of the rich diversity at the College,” said Jenny Swanson, RN, clinic manager. “We understand the comprehensive pressures students are facing, whether related to their general physical and mental health, economic or educational challenges, or other pressures life can bring. Our goal is to be present with the students, establish strong relationships and meet their health care needs.”

When human services student Amy Bartholomew arrived at the clinic, she was having difficulty breathing due to severe asthma symptoms. “Despite my not having health insurance and the clinics busy schedule, they rushed me in and I was treated immediately,” said Amy.  “The clinic team was caring, empathetic and generally concerned for my well-being. “ Following Amy’s visit, clinic staff contacted her to follow-up, going above and beyond traditional health care services. The clinic strives to be known for this type of care.

Most health care services offered are available at no out-of-pocket cost to enrolled students. MCTC tuition includes a small health service fee, which pays for the on-campus health care services. Insurance is not required, but is accepted if available, to help sustain the clinic. “Traditional services including routine preventative medical exams; acute care for minor injuries and common illnesses; testing; vaccines and mental health evaluation and referral are among the many services provided free at the clinic,” said Jenny.

“We’re excited to have the health clinic on campus,” said Tara Martinez, director of Student Life at MCTC. “The clinic is an outstanding example of our student senate and student body working together with the College to hear student needs and spearhead an initiative that brought the clinic to MCTC.”

Congressman Keith Ellison Discusses How the Healthcare Bill May Impact You

Posted on: September 15th, 2010 by insidemctc No Comments

Congressman Ellison will discuss provisions of the Affordable Care Act that will be implemented on September 23. The bill allows parents to cover their children on their health plan until age 26.

The bill includes free preventive care. No children will be denied coverage due to a pre-existing condition. There will also be new appeals processes for claims to insurers and more. (more…)

Wellfest: Health is Universal

Posted on: September 15th, 2010 by insidemctc No Comments

Note: Wellfest has been postponed until April 6, 2011. More details to follow.

Once again, MCTC is hosting its free annual healthcare event for students, staff, faculty and neighbors. Visit with health professionals from more than 60 agencies, student and community groups. Free flu shots for students, blood pressure readings, HIV testing, therapeutic massage, and glucose and cholesterol screenings will be offered. The event will feature information about mainstream, alternative and holistic/homeopathic healthcare. Boynton Health Service for MCTC Students will share information and resources. (more…)