A White House Summit on Apprenticeships last week shone a spotlight on an apprenticeship model to promote greater access to healthcare careers. Laura Beeth, Fairview’s System Director of Talent Acquisition and chair of CCAP's workforce development work group was one of 100 leaders at the national summit, and she spoke to the gathering immediately after Vice President Joseph Biden. Beeth accompanied U.S. Senator Al Franken on the trip to Washington, where he was a keynote speaker, along with Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez and Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker.
Beeth learned in Washington that Fairview will receive a $750,000 grant to support 150 nurses and other healthcare workers advance on career ladders through a Department of Labor apprenticeships grant. A key focus for the project is supporting two year degree nurses to obtain four year degrees and better wages, which the Partnership believes is a critical element to its goal of hiring more Central Corridor residents.
Watch our Scrubs Camp 2015 video!A full camp of 75 high school students attended the 6th annual scrubs camp at Augsburg College last week. The camp offers students a week of intensive, hands-on sessions, paving visions for attending college and pursuing health care careers.
Sixty students are registered to attend the sister camp at St. Paul college July 20-23. Fairview and Health Partners provide critical program and scholarship support.
Fairview’s System Director of Talent Acquisition Laura Beeth (right) has been involved with Scrubs Camps since the beginning. “It is gratifying to see the commitment of these students,” she noted. “It really is inspiring to see our future workforce here.”
"An increasingly globalized economy leaves communities everywhere anxious about losing good jobs. Even the prosperous Twin Cities is no exception, as the closing of the St. Paul Ford plant and the transfer of Delta Air Lines employees show."
It’s bad news for the whole region when jobs leave, including local institutions like Augsburg that benefit from being located in a thriving community. An increase in unemployment, poverty, and social dislocation in neighborhoods surrounding the campus would raise new challenges for the College in attracting students, faculty, and contributions.