- A Whopper of an honor: Local company named top Burger King franchisee (11/15/17)3
- Federal jury finds surgeon Fonn guilty of kickback scheme (11/10/17)4
- Jackson elementary students try to help others with 'kindness boxes' (11/6/17)1
- Southern Illinois farmer's grapevines destroyed by dicamba; four years of work lost (10/29/17)2
- Aldi store reopens after renovations (11/14/17)3
- Chantelle Becking strives to make a difference through her family and community (11/10/17)
- Residents view pedestrian bridge as eyesore; city manager says it's designed to rust (11/13/17)8
- Cape County boy writes letter, hears from President Donald Trump (11/10/17)
- Medical marijuana may go to voters for decision (11/8/17)4
- Fourth-grade teacher Andrea Cox teaches students how to code, adapt to new technology (11/10/17)
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.