Careers Conference 2009: From Innovation to Application “Shared Focus” is Key to Business-Education Partnership The Madison Concourse Hotel January 27-28, 2009 Presentation Journey • • • • • • • • • • • Mayo Clinic…Quick Facts The Data Behind the Partnership… Early Years of K-12 Career Education An Education Partnership is Born From Medical Careers to Health Science Careers Center (HSCC) Partnership Roles What is the HSCC Doing Today? What is the HSCC Planning for Tomorrow? Lesson Learned Shared Focus “revisited” Questions In Summary…The Data Behind the Partnership • Replacing our baby boomers will be a challenge • While replacing them, these same baby boomers will put demands on health care services • Health care looking at a “Perfect Storm” • We needed to begin planting seeds with a younger audience… The Early Years of Career Education • Recruitment Strategies • List of Programs • Flying Wedge…program philosophy Recruitment Strategies - Career Awareness Programs • Initiated in 2001 as a response to changing workforce demographics and research into perceptions by area students of Mayo as a career option • Imperative to commit resources to assist students with career exploration to help assure adequate supply of qualified health care professionals in the future • Emphasis on education and industry partnerships to promote career exploration/confirmation by students • Supported by leadership as long term investment essential to future recruitment success Career Awareness Program Design • Offer range of program experiences from 6th grade through early college • Programs for younger students focus on developing awareness of career options, emphasizing study habits and stimulating interest in science and math classes • Programs for grades 10-12 focus on above as well as affirming choice of planned major in college or career • Students required to do some prep work to qualify to participate in programs to assure a focused audience – has been well received by teachers, parents and students • Website for more info: www.mayoclinic.org/careerawareness Mayo Clinic Career Awareness Program • Current Program Offerings (or offered): E-Mentoring Advanced E-Mentoring Career Speaker Program Career Awareness Website/Brochure High School Student Visits Mayo Clinic Career Observation Program Mayo Clinic High School Mentorships Mayo Clinic Work-Study Program Youth Apprenticeship Program HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) Health Care Career Festival Teacher Externships Mayo Clinic Career Awareness Program Program Structure 6th Grade: • E-Mentoring 7th - 10th Grade: • Career Speaker Program • Career Awareness Website • High School Tours 11th - 12th Grade: • Career Speaker Program • Career Awareness Website • Healthcare Career Festival • Careers Observation (MC-COP) • HOSA programming • Advanced E-mentoring • Work-Study Program • High School Tours • Youth Apprenticeships • HS Mentorship College: • Healthcare Career Festival • Career Awareness Website • Summer Employee Brown Bag Seminars • Career Services Relationships • On-Campus Activity • Membership in College Associations • Students on Mayo’s Campus Awareness 6th grade 7th - 10th grade Confirmation 11th-12th grade Career Speakers Website E-mentoring Career Speakers H.C. Careers Festival Career Awareness Website HOSA High School Tours Work-Study MC-COP Adv. E-mentoring High School Tours Apprenticeships HS Mentorships College H.C. Careers Festival Career Awareness Website Summer Employee Brown Bag Seminars Career Services Relationships On-Campus Activity Membership in College Associations Students on Mayo’s Campus Other Tools: Teacher Externship Special Department efforts An Education Partnership is Born… •“A Cup of Coffee” •Building a Partnership/Examples A Cup of Coffee…Shared Focus • Regular Meetings for Relationship/Career Education Development • Everyone tends to bring an agenda… • We had to trust each other… • Shared Focus: Students – Mayo’s mission: The Needs of the Patient Comes First – ”The Needs of the Students Comes First” • Our Resources: – Teachers – Mayo Clinic employees and medical knowledge Building a Partnerships • Why? – Foundations for success: multiply resources – Favorable environment for continuous improvement: different views – Specialization of skills: expertise of each partner • BECAUSE WE COULD NOT DO THIS ALONE Building Partnerships • Signs of an effective partnership: – School and business representatives know each other on a first name basis – Regular communication; open and respectful – Members of the partnership ask each other to serve on committees – School administration solicit input from business partners before major decisions – Business members are active in the school – Each partner believes it receives as much as it gives Previous Examples of Partnerships Developed • • • • • Annual Health Care Career Festival High School Mentorships High School Apprenticeship Faculty externship for credit Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) From Medical Careers to the Health Science Careers Center “Medical Careers” • What is it? – Class offered to Century, JM, & Mayo – Curriculum: Career Exploration, Anatomy, Physiology, Terminology, First Responder…and more – Nursing Assistant State Approved Program – 3 classes per day…each class is 98 minutes – Full year class – two semesters • Facts about Medical Careers: – # of students: ’04: 60, ’05: 90, ‘06: 120 (however student being turned away each year) – Class ran ~30% - 40% diverse (School runs ~27%-28%) – HOSA (Health Occupation Students of America) activity: • Daily class work • State Level Conferences Health Sciences Career Center: The Rationale • Rochester Public Schools career awareness class annually at risk at budget time • Very popular class and considered essential to make local students aware of health care careers in general and promote Mayo as employer of choice • Opportunity to expand program from a weekly two hour class to a half day curriculum including science and math classes • Broaden focus from Nursing Assistant training to full spectrum of allied health care career fields Health Science Careers Center (HSCC) • Partners: Rochester Public Schools, Rochester Community and Technical College, and Mayo Clinic • Objective: To maximize community resources that will allow the medical careers program to expand to meet the needs of the students and the growing demand for medical professionals • Focus: “What is best for the students”; all partners have used this as the “lighthouse” knowing that their individual benefits will surface in the end • Mayo Benefits: developing relationships with local and diverse students (future applicants), better prepared students for post-secondary (careers available and requirements), and community relations Rochester Public Schools • 15 elementary schools, 4 middle schools and 3 high schools serving 16,000+ students • # of employees…2,148 • Advanced Placement courses, Honors courses, Tech Prep College Credit opportunities (to name a few) • Off Campus Career and Technical Education Programs: Health Science, Auto Mechanic and Electronics Technology Rochester Community and Technical College • # of students…4,230 full-year equivalent enrollment • # of employees…~580 employees (160 full-time faculty and another 200 adjunct) • # of Programs…51 Academic Programs of Study • RCTC affiliations with Mayo School of Health Sciences: CVIS, CNT, Radiography and Surgical Technologist Partnership Roles • Rochester Public Schools: – – – – Instructors and Administration Curriculum development Student management Program Marketing • Rochester Community and Technical College: – Curriculum advisement – Post Secondary articulation opportunities • Mayo Clinic: – Funding for the classroom/lab space – Funding for educational equipment – Curriculum advisement Facility Layout Approximately 11,000 square feet…total commitment is around 1.3 million including construction, classroom furniture, medical equipment and technology equipment Shared Focus…a view from one of our Partners • Lisa Rozman • One of our “front line people” who provide that direct service to “our focus” What is the HSCC doing today? • Created curriculum for Introduction to Health Science Careers, Therapeutic Medicine, Pharmacy Tech., and Biomedical Science • Students enroll in one semester of the Intro. to Health Science Careers and the second semester they choose a pathway Pathways available: *Biomedical Science *Therapeutic Medicine *Nursing Assistant *Pharmacy Technician Curriculum • Aligns with the National Health Science Standards • Includes units in Health Systems, Teamwork, Employability Skills, Legal and Ethical Issues, Human Structure and Functions, HOSA activities • Weekly guest speakers who are professionals/students in health science careers are a wonderful addition HOSA: Health Occupation Students of America • HOSA events offer an opportunity for students to gain stronger teamwork, leadership, and communication skills. • Events are integrated into our curriculum and students compete in competitions throughout the year. Observations • Students can complete observations in a variety of Health Science Facilities throughout the Rochester Community • Examples include: – – – – – – – – Gold Cross/EMT Mayo Clinic Nursing/Assisted Living Homes Fire Department Dental Clinics Zumbro Valley Mental Health Veterinarian Clinics Prosthetic Laboratories Community Service Projects • Students are involved throughout the community by volunteering. • Some of the places our students have assisted at include: – – – – – Salvation Army Food Shelf Humane Society United Way Women’s Shelter What is the HSCC Planning for Tomorrow? • Adding more pathways such as Emergency Responder while improving current pathways • Students receiving Tech Prep credit for medical terminology • Offer more state and nationally recognized certifications • Strengthen our current partnerships while continuing to create new ones • Continue to increase enrollment in the program and in HOSA • Increase the number of students volunteering throughout the community Lessons Learned • Teacher Licensure • Department of Education…Minnesota’s “Independent School District” • Curriculum Development • Full-time Administrator • Transportation • Funding Challenges • Marketing…competition for students • Tracking/Measurements • CNA Clinicals…expanded partnership needed • “It is not possible” attitude… Our Focus…Our Future…Our Students… • There is the “business side” but there is also the “passion side”: – Make a difference…stop grumbling or fix it – Our youth need inspiring • Dr. Keith Ablow – 12/3/2008 article… Thank you! Guy Finne: [email protected] Lisa Rozman: [email protected] Questions?
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