Your gift impacts all of us

Your gift impacts all of usNovember 23, 2021

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As the demand for trained healthcare workers grows, Midland College (MC) is partnering with the Midland Independent School District (MISD) to educate the next generation of skilled healthcare providers through the Health Sciences Academy, a component of the MC/MISD College & Careers Academies.  

This very successful program enables high school students to receive both high school and college credit and earn a variety of certifications that prepare them for entry-level careers at Midland Memorial Hospital, long-term care facilities and physician offices.  These certifications include emergency medicine, pharmacy technician, phlebotomy, certified nurse aide, EKG technician and patient care technician.  Once certified, students are then able to obtain employment in Midland’s healthcare industry and help contribute to family incomes, while at the same time continue their studies into more advanced health careers.

MC instructors teach the high school juniors and seniors in the program through classroom theory and hands-on skills training so that they can prepare for treating actual patients during the clinical portion of the program.  

Before students can complete the on-site clinical requirements, they must pay for uniforms, supplies, drug screens and finger printing.  Then, after they complete the required training and clinical hours, they pay certification exam fees, which cost over $600.  Midland College is asking for your support to provide supplies and fees for students to obtain the necessary equipment and certifications to begin in-demand employment in Midland’s healthcare industry.  

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment in healthcare occupations is projected to grow 15 percent from now through 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations, adding about 2.4 million new jobs.  Healthcare occupations are projected to add more jobs than any other occupational group.  In addition, the need for senior assistance is expected to increase dramatically, at around seven times the average rate.  An aging American population is projected to drive a surge in a diversity of healthcare jobs

Our Health Sciences students will become the professionals who administer healthcare to all of us.  Your gift will impact the career opportunities of these students and ultimately all of us.

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