Many Designed for Workplace Readiness
Monty Tech’s fall 2018 session of its Continuing Education Program is off to an exciting start with over 30 new classes, many aimed to prepare adults for some of the fastest growing career fields.
According to Program Director Mary May-Lucchese, the program’s main mission is to offer courses designed to meet the needs of residents, and the area’s workforce development pipeline.
“We are answering the call with expanded workforce-readiness classes. For example, we have added the Continuing Education hours for the Construction Supervisor License. Our Medical Career program is growing with the addition of Pharmacy Technician Certification, Medical Terminology and Medical Coding. These courses augment our existing Phlebotomy, EKG, Certified Clinical Medical Assisting, and CNA/HHA offerings, giving students the opportunity to stack their credentials,” Ms. May-Lucchese explained.
A unique feature of the program is that students successfully completing the medical courses have the opportunity to experience a very diverse externship in a number of physicians’ offices, hospitals and other medical sites located in Leominster, Fitchburg and Worcester.
Another way the program is designed to meet residents’ changing needs is by increasing one-night personal enrichment classes. “We found our students who wanted to participate in some of these classes did not always have the ability to commit long-term,” she said.
Also new this fall is an on-line career course component. Students can access career certification and licensure classes through the program with the new Ed2go partnership. “This is another example of our efforts to support the diverse needs of our community,” Ms. May-Lucchese stated.
She added that alumni and seniors are taking advantage of the 10% course discount, and area veterans qualify for 15% course discount in both the career and personal enrichment classes.
“As we look ahead to the Spring Session, we have started the process to map out two new classes. A Welding III class will assist students in preparing for the AWS D1.1 Certification. We were fortunate to receive grant funds from the Community Foundation of North Central Massachusetts to establish an Oil Burner Technician Certification. These are two major examples of our future impactful workforce readiness programs,” she said.
For more information or to register for classes, contact Mary May-Lucchese at (978)345-9220 Ext. 5221 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org.