An informational meeting for the new maintenance technician in a health care setting held at MAC.
(PARK HILLS) – An informational meeting for the new maintenance technician in a health care setting training program was recently held on the campus of Mineral Area College. The new programs offer certificate and stackable credentials, OSHA and EPA certifications and job-ready skills for those who wish to enter the maintenance field or improve their skill levels all within a short time period.
Interested individuals had the opportunity to learn more about the free tuition eligible to participants and the upcoming training curriculum. After the presentation, those in attendance toured the Mineral Area College’s Advanced Manufacturing Lab which offers e-learning modules and hands-on application.
The e-learning capability is unique to the training program, offering students flexibility to learn in front of their own home computer, or campus computer then review the skills with the instructor, Jacob Blackwell in a hands-on lab.
Blackwell the new maintenance instructor in a health care setting instructor at MAC holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration with a minor in industrial technology from Southeast Missouri University. He comes to the college from the Perryville Area Career Center, where he was an instructor of HVACR for nine years. He is a member of Air Conditioning Contractors of America, HVAC Excellence, and North American Technician Excellence.
The first credential program starts October 1 on the campus of Mineral Area College. This 200 Hour Maintenance Technology Certificate course offers training to both degree-seeking students (Associate in Applied Science in Industrial Maintenance) and students seeking a certificate only in the industrial maintenance field. The program covers basic carpentry, electrical, rotating machines, process control, fluid power and mechanical drives.
A HVACR (Heating, Ventilation, Air Conditioning and Commercial Refrigeration) certificate program and a Modularized Stationary Engineering certificate program will also be offered beginning in spring 2013.
The grant, titled MoHealthWINs, has allowed MAC to implement two new programs on campus to address the current and future workforce needs in the health services industry. Immediate training and tuition assistance will be offered to local unemployed, underemployed, low-skilled individuals, veterans and those people who have lost their jobs as a result of their jobs moving overseas.
To determine if an interested student meets the MoHealthWINs grant eligibility requirements, call Alison Sheets, MOHealthWINs Program Support Specialist at Mineral Area College. Applications for the health service programs are available at www.MineralArea.edu or call (573) 518-3820. Interested participants may also apply at the Park Hills Career Center, located on Parkway Drive in Park Hills; Supportive services may also be available to qualified applicants. Call the Career Center at
This workforce solution was funded by a grant awarded by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. The solution was created by the grantee and does not necessarily reflect the official position of the U.S. Department of Labor. The Department of Labor makes no guarantees, warranties, or assurances of any kind, express or implied, with respect to such information, including any information on linked sites and including, but not limited to, accuracy of the information or its completeness, timeliness, usefulness, adequacy, continued availability, or ownership.
Health care Employer Partners: Mineral Area Regional Medical Center, Madison Medical Center, Perry County Community Hospital, Parkland Health Center, Parkland Health Mart Pharmacy, Pharmax Pharmacy, Southeast Missouri Behavioral Health, Ste. Genevieve County Memorial Hospital, St. Joe Manor USA Drug and Walgreens
Through the MoHealthWINs
awarded grant funds, the
Department of Labor will be
offering tuition assistance for TAA
individuals who have lost their
job as a result of their job moving
overseas (foreign trade), qualified
veterans and their spouses,
and workers wanting to increase
their skill level. Lab and book fees will not be
covered by the MoHealthWINs
grant. However, additional
financial assistance may be
offered to eligible students
through the Missouri Career
Center in Park Hills.