Job Programs: 2004 in Review

Jobs Program Summaries, 2004


Health Careers Partnership 

  • In 2004, 174 individuals took Health Careers courses.
  • Course titles offered in 2004 were: 10 nursing classes, 2 nursing assistant courses, college English and Speech, 2 Biology courses, Phlebotomy, Chemistry and English as a Second Language.
  • Of the 174 students, 76 individuals were sponsored by the partnership. 
  • Of the 76 sponsored students, 49 individuals were eligible for Empowerment Zone dollars based on their residence, and 27 were funded in coordination with partner hospital tuition reimbursement programs.
  • In 2004, the Project for Pride in Living staff placed 32 Health Careers participants in jobs. (Note: a number already have jobs and attend school, and a handful attend school full-time).
  • The average wage of those placed was $11.02/hour.
  • Of the 32 individuals placed in jobs, 9 of them were placed at Abbott Northwestern Hospital, 1 was placed at Hennepin County Medical Center and 22 were placed at facilities outside the partnership.
  • In 2004 the partner hospitals had fewer training and hiring needs. In addition, restructuring and hiring freezes occurred at two of the hospitals. 
  • Program expansion and outreach efforts have included talks with University of Minnesota Health Services, American Indian Opportunities Industrialization Center (OIC), Summit Academy OIC, North Memorial Medical Center, Park Nicollet Health Services, Care Providers of Minnesota, Ramsey County health pilot and Minneapolis Community Planning and Economic Development.


Train To Work

  • Six training sessions completed. 

  • We have graduated 48 trainees and placed 31 of those graduates. The total number of placements to date this year is 47, including 16 graduates from last year. The most recent of hires have been in Nursing Assistant, Environmental Services, and Dietary Aide, positions.
  • The partner hospitals have absorbed 90 percent of our recent new hires. More than half of the placements in the third quarter quarter were at Children’s Hospitals and Clinics Minneapolis. This is a very significant increase from previous quarters.
  • Demographics: Ethnicities - TTW Graduates of 2004

    African 13
    African American 26
    American Indian 1
    Asian/SE Asian Pacific Islander 1
    Caucasian/White 5
    Hispanic/Chicano/Latino 2
    Total 48 – Graduates YTD
  • Over the past seven years, Train to Work has placed 500 individuals. 
  • Forty-four TTW graduates have gone on to take courses at the Health Career Partnership.


Train to Work, Health Careers Partnership, and Financial Careers Institute personnel relocated to 810 E. Franklin Avenue in December.