Re: Recruitment for school of histology

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I think you have a good idea as there is no course on the west coast since 
the one in Seattle closed. You might want to talk to Sumiko Sumida about why 
that happened.

I suggest you talk to the people that run the electron microscopy program at 
San Joaquin Delta College in Stockton, CA. Judy Murphy is the director. They 
have had the best course in the country for years and they recruit all over 
the country because there are so few courses of that sort. They always have 
a lot of students, even in the biological field where jobs are very scarce.

I don't think you will saturate the market. I think you will have to tell 
potential students that they may have to have a broad outlook as to 
location. There are lots of jobs but not necessarily where they want to live 
right now.

Delta College website:

A Delta college graduate
Tim Morken, B.A., EMT(MSA), HTL(ASCP)
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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?  
 >there were concerns that the program would glut industry with graduates 
 >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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