Re: Recruitment for school of histology

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I worked in a facillity that had an excellent training program.  (Peggy Wenk, 
I know you are out there!) Not only did this school provide excellent 
candidates for employment, but they worked on rotation throught different 
laboratories  providing help when needed  and kept the techs brushed up on 
their skills.  Former graduates are all over the country.  (I know because I 
keep running into them in my travels)

Dawn M. Truscott, HT(ASCP)
Richard-Allan Scientific/Microm Division

n a message dated 02/22/2000 8:49:08 AM Eastern Standard Time, writes:

<< Jennifer, hi to y'all in SA.
 Hre in Texas I belive that there is ashortage of trained
 histotechnologists. I personally welcome any new training programs that
 will circumvent the on the job training for new entrants into the field.  I
 strongly believe that the job situation as regards salaries will have to
 increase to meet the increased demand. However, let us face it. It will
 take a lot of work on all our parts to educate those individuals who do not
 understand that most histotechs put a lot of skill and dedication into
 their jobs. Those individuals are generally the ones controlling the purse
 We tend to go in cycles of feast and famine as far as job aavailabilities
 and pay. Think we have passed the famine stage as regards pay. Hope I am
 At 10:44 AM 02/21/2000 -0800, you wrote:
 >A local community college is trying to start a training program for
 >histotechnology.  It is well into the process, but was told that the
 >recruitment plan is weak.  Does anyone have any ideas for recruitment?  Also
 >there were concerns that the program would glut industry with graduates the
 >first year and then have no jobs for future graduates.  Does anyone feel
 >that this is a valid concern?   All comments and suggestions are welcome.
 >Jennifer MacDonald
 >San Antonio Community Hospital
 >Upland, CA  91786
 >(909) 985-2811 ext. 4148
 > >>

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