Bloomington’s Metro South Adult Basic Education program – formerly known as SHAPE – has received a 2011-12 Minnesota State Colleges and Universities Academic and Student Affairs award for Innovative Partnering and Collaboration with the West Metro Pathway to Health Careers FastTRAC program.
West Metro Pathways to Healthcare Careers is a partnership between Hennepin Technical College and several Adult Basic Education sites in the metro area.
Awards were selected by peer academic and student affairs campus and system administrators based on the use of technology and student achievement.
The FastTRAC training model is designed as an alternative to the traditional college learning system and provides eligible participants with support towards success in their education and career laddering. Since the program’s inception in January 2011, 52 students have taken the Integrated Nursing Assistant courses, 32 students have passed the State Exam, and 22 students are currently employed as Certified Nursing Assistants.