Jobs Program Summaries,
- In 2004, 174 individuals took Health Careers courses.
- Course titles offered in 2004 were: 10 nursing classes,
2 nursing assistant courses, college English and Speech,
2 Biology courses, Phlebotomy, Chemistry and English as
a Second Language.
- Of the 174 students, 76 individuals were sponsored by
- Of the 76 sponsored students, 49 individuals were eligible
for Empowerment Zone dollars based on their residence, and
27 were funded in coordination with partner hospital tuition
- In 2004, the Project for Pride in Living staff placed
32 Health Careers participants in jobs. (Note: a number
already have jobs and attend school, and a handful attend
- The average wage of those placed was $11.02/hour.
- Of the 32 individuals placed in jobs, 9 of them were
placed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, 1 was placed at
Hennepin County Medical Center and 22 were placed at facilities
outside the partnership.
- In 2004 the partner hospitals had fewer training and
hiring needs. In addition, restructuring and hiring freezes
occurred at two of the hospitals.
- Program expansion and outreach efforts have included
talks with University of Minnesota Health Services, American
Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), Summit
Academy OIC, North Memorial Medical Center, Park Nicollet
Health Services, Care Providers of Minnesota, Ramsey County
health pilot and Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic
Train To Work
Train to Work, Health
Careers Partnership, and Financial Careers Institute personnel
relocated to 810 E. Franklin Avenue in December.