Careers Conference 2009 : The Madison Concourse Hotel January 27-28, 2009

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”
In Summary…The Data Behind
the Partnership
• Replacing our baby boomers will be a
• While replacing them, these same baby
boomers will put demands on health care
• Health care looking at a “Perfect Storm”
• We needed to begin planting seeds with a
younger audience…
The Early Years of Career
• 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
• 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
• Website for more info:
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:
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
Healthcare Career Festival
Career Awareness Website
Summer Employee Brown Bag
Career Services Relationships
On-Campus Activity
Membership in College Associations
Students on Mayo’s Campus
7th - 10th
Career Speakers
H.C. Careers Festival
High School
Adv. E-mentoring
High School Tours
HS Mentorships
H.C. Careers
Career Awareness
Employee Brown
Bag Seminars
Career Services
Membership in
Students on
Mayo’s Campus
Other Tools:
Teacher Externship
Special Department efforts
An Education Partnership is
•“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
– ”The Needs of the Students Comes First”
• Our Resources:
– Teachers
– Mayo Clinic employees and medical knowledge
Building a Partnerships
• Why?
– Foundations for success: multiply
– Favorable environment for continuous
improvement: different views
– Specialization of skills: expertise of each
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
Previous Examples of Partnerships
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
• 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+
• # 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
• # of employees…~580 employees (160
full-time faculty and another 200 adjunct)
• # of Programs…51 Academic Programs of
• 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
– 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
• Aligns with the National Health Science
• 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.
• 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
• Adding more pathways such as Emergency Responder
while improving current pathways
• Students receiving Tech Prep credit for medical
• 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
• 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]