- Two men seriously hurt in crash near Fruitland (9/21/16)3
- Perryville man arrested for alleged patronizing prostitution, harassment (9/23/16)6
- Eldorado Resorts to buy Isle of Capri Casinos (9/20/16)7
- Community helps Jackson family with two cases of muscular dystrophy (9/19/16)
- Video and evidence largely confirm trooper's claims in April traffic stop shooting (9/23/16)7
- Cape man may lose eye after shovel beating, police say (9/25/16)2
- Funeral procession of former Cape Girardeau police chief Henry H. Gerecke (9/22/16)17
- Cape man accused of attacking pregnant girlfriend (9/22/16)
- Show Me Center upgrades may allow facility to draw more elaborate shows (9/21/16)17
- Man convicted of Perryville convenience-store heist (9/21/16)
CTC meets training demands
Even with layoffs and rising unemployment across the nation, there are still job sectors with too few qualified applicants.
One such area is health care. That's the case just about everywhere, and certainly in Southeast Missouri. In response to this need, the Cape Girardeau Career and Technology Center is adding three associate degree programs that will turn out workers trained as physical therapy assistants and occupational therapy assistants as well as those prepared for medical technology jobs.
This is another example of how career and technology centers serve the needs of local employers. If all goes according to plan, the additional training programs will start next year.
The associate degrees will be granted through a collaboration with Mineral Area Community College in Park Hills, Mo.