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MCTC to Participate in Minnesota FastTrac Programs

Posted on: February 7th, 2012 by insidemctc No Comments

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 health care 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 health care jobs.

This program includes MCTC’s 6 credit Health Care 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 February 13 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.

MCTC SeniorNet featured in Star Tribune

Posted on: February 3rd, 2012 by insidemctc No Comments

MCTC’s SeniorNet program was featured in the Minneapolis Star Tribune recently. If you’re interested in becoming a student or volunteer coach with SeniorNet, please contact SeniorNet Director Damaris Fredell at 612.659.6253.

ACS includes MCTC Programs in Case-Study

Posted on: February 2nd, 2012 by insidemctc No Comments

ImageMCTC ‘s Biotechnology and Chemistry A.S. degrees have been featured by the American Chemical Society (ACS) in a recent case-study for success in developing high-quality programs meeting their national guidelines.

MCTC Instructor Nathan Johnson in the News

Posted on: January 31st, 2012 by insidemctc No Comments

MCTC Architectural Technology Instructor Nathan Johnson is overseeing renovation of the Minnesota African-American museum in Minneapolis.

Learn more here:

http://minnesota.cbslocal.com/2012/01/16/new-minneapolis-museum-dedicated-to-african-american-history/

Black Men in America: A Real Conversation

Posted on: October 20th, 2011 by insidemctc 4 Comments

Thursday, Oct. 27, 2011, 4:30–6 p.m.
K Building, Room K.3360

Student African American Brotherhood/Brother2Brother (SAAB/B2B) present “Black Men in America: A Real Conversation.”

This panel discussion will feature:Student African American Brotherhood

  • Alex Pate, associate professor of African-American and African studies at the University of Minnesota
  • E.G. Bailey, Liberian-born actor, spoken word artist, filmmaker, playwright and producer
  • Lennie Chism, entrepreneurial activist and creator of the Black Pages
  • Brandon Royce-Diop, a student in the Masters of Education and Teaching Licensure Program at the University of St. Thomas and policy fellow and the 2011 Advocacy Fellow with Minnesota Minority Education Partnership bringing critical support to the African American Males in Education Advisory

This event is open to everyone. For more information: b2b@minneapolis.edu or 612-659-6000 ext. 4287