Start college with the confidence you have what it takes to succeed and get on the FastTRAC to a rewarding career in Healthcare or Manufacturing.

 

FastTRAC: “Pathways to HEALTHCARE Careers”


FREE college preparation course to get you on the FastTRAC to a rewarding career in one of Southern Minnesota's fastest growing fields! 

FastTRAC is a free program that can prepare you for college success in just 8 weeks! Brush up your reading, math or computer skills - while exploring exciting healthcare careers available in the region. You'll make connections in the healthcare industry and with area Workforce Centers as you develop a plan for your future. At the successful completion of your FastTRAC course, you will be prepared to begin South Central College's Basic Nursing program and may qualify for resources to attend Basic Nursing 101 and/or Medical Terminology in the Spring 2015 Semester. 

DATES & REGISTRATION
Blue Earth Area
October 21 - December 16, 2014
Tuesday/Thursday 9 am - 12 pm
Information and Registration: (507) 526-3172
LeSuer Area
October 20 - December 17, 2014
Monday/Wednesday 4 - 7 pm
Information & Registration: Call (507) 665-4626
Mankato Area
October 21 - December 16, 2014
Tuesday/Thursday 1 - 4 pm
Information and Registration: Call (507) 345-5222

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
You may qualify if you:
- are 17 or older and not enrolled in high school
- are legally eligible to work in the U.S.
- are unemployed or underemployed (part-time or low-wage incomes)
- are not academically prepared for college (based on Test of Adult Basic Education)

REQUIREMENTS
To participate, you must:
- call to register (application, basic skills test and interview required)
- complete a background study ($20)
- be physically and emotionally prepared to perform healthcare work (most healthcare careers require lifting, standing for 8 hour shifts, night, weekend & holiday hours, and close contact with others)
- commit to attending class periods and at least 6 hours of homework per week

 

FastTRAC: “Pathways to MANUFACTURING Careers”
Welding, Machining or Mechatronics (Maintenance)


FREE college preparation course to get you on the FastTRAC to a rewarding career in this high-demand field! 

FastTRAC is a free program that can prepare you for college success in just 6 weeks! Brush up your reading, math or computer skills - while exploring exciting manufacturing careers available in the region. You'll make connections with area manufacturers and Workforce Centers as you develop a plan for your future. At the successful completion of your FastTRAC course, you will be prepared to begin South Central College's welding, computer integrated machining or mechatronics (maintenance) program and may qualify for resources and academic assistance as you enroll in the Spring 2015 Semester.

DATES & REGISTRATION
November 10 - December 17, 2014
Monday/Wednesday/Friday, Noon - 3 pm
South Central College, North Mankato Campus
Information and Registration: Call Mankato Area Adult Basic Education at (507) 345-5222

ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA
You may qualify if you:
- will be at least 18 years old by December 15, 2014
- are legally eligible to work in the U.S.
- are unemployed or underemployed,
- are not academically prepared for college (based on Test of Adult Basic Education)
- have a HS Diploma or GED complete by July 1, 2014

REQUIREMENTS
To participate, you must:
- call to complete TABE testing and an intake interview
- be physically able to perform manufacturing work (requires heavy lifting and standing for 8 – 12 hour shifts)
- commit to attending every class and about 10 hours of homework per week

 


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The Minnesota Advanced Manufacturing Partnership (MNAMP) was created to help close the "skills gap" in Minnesota by implementing a structure for advanced manufacturing education that emphasizes a standardized core curriculum, along with employer-driven apprenticeships and cooperative education opportunities. MNAMP is a Minnesota State Colleges and Universities (MnSCU) system consortium of 12 colleges and two Centers of Excellence, which include South Central College (lead institution), Century College, Dakota County Technical Colleg, Lake Superior College, Minneapolis Community and Technical College, Minnesota State Community and Technical College,  Minnesota West Community and Technical College, Normandale Community College, Northland Community & Technical College, Ridgewater College, Riverland Community College, Saint Paul College,   360° Manufacturing and Applied Engineering ATE Regional Center of Excellence (led by Bemidji State University) and  Minnesota Center for Engineering & Manufacturing Excellence (led by Minnesota State University, Mankato).

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To align training and fill jobs across the state, MNAMP established the Learn, Work, Earn program, which targets TAA-eligible workers, veterans and other adult learners seeking training to secure and/or maintain employment. In September the U.S. Department of Labor announced that South Central College would receive a $15 million Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant to fund Learn, Work, Earn. The project focuses on providing career pathways in advanced manufacturing in the fields of mechatronics, machining and welding. Participants will be able to earn stackable, portable industry-recognized credentials while simultaneously working in the industry. Participants will be able to enter academic programs at multiple points based on assessment results that match individual skills.  Key components of system change will include:

  1. Incorporating a Core Curriculum in all three programs which aligns with the Certified Production Technician (CPT) through MSSC
  2. Providing Employer-driven apprenticeships and cooperative education opportunities
  3. Establishing an assessment system to award credit for prior learning with alignsE with national industry standards and credentials. 
  4. Enhancing the image of manufacturing and raise awareness of available high wage jobs. 

For more information on Learn, Work, Earn, contact Statewide Director Anne Willaert at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .