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Hands-on health care career event planned

Rural Minnesota Concentrated Employment Program Inc., will host a health care career exploration event Adult Scrubs Camp, from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sept. 26-29 at Central Lakes College sponsored by a grant from Rural Minnesota CEP, Healthforce, Essentia Health and CentraCare health agencies.

The hands-on course is designed to enable participants to understand employment careers in the health care Industry. Also included will be certificates in First Aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation for those who attend.

Facilitators include Connie Frisch, Jean Mershon, Kateri Mayer and Dawn Michel from CLC health care programs, as well as  speakers in radiology, imaging, lab tech, phlebotomy, pharmacy, chiropractic, and massage. Professionals from St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Cuyuna Range Medical Center, and Rural MnCEP, Inc. will make presentations.

Participants will explore what motivates career choices, analyze career opportunities and personal attitudes in the healthcare industry, and examine  the skills associated with adaptability.

The fee is $30 with a limited number of scholarships available through Jean Mershon at 855-8236 or (800) 933-0246. Register by calling 855-8142.