EPCC, 1977

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EPCC, 1977 - EL PASO HERALD-POST, Friday, May 6. 1977...
EL PASO HERALD-POST, Friday, May 6. 1977 Project Hope to leave entire operation to EPCC By JOHN EDWARDS Project HOPE, the private foundation which has helped El Paso Community College (EPCC) establish establish an allied health education program, plans to leave complete operation of the program to EPCC in August 1978. But the foundation has agreed first to help evaluate evaluate the health training program and the community needs it is designed to meet. Dr. Richard Gilliland, executive dean for college planning and development, development, said. BEFORE SEPTEMBER, four of the 18 HOPE employes at EPCC will start new assignments elsewhere. elsewhere. Giliiland said. The remaining foundation staffers will be leaving El Paso or leaving employment employment with HOPE in August 1978, Gilliland said. "Some of the HOPE employes like it here so much they are going to leave Project HOPE and go to work for us," Gilliland said. John Schaaf, program director for HOPE at EPCC, said, "This date can be extended if there is still something hanging fire." HOPE EMPLOYES, with the assistance of a few college staff workers, are conducting a "community "community needs assessment 1 ' to be completed by May 30. The health experts will be -- · Making an inventory of job openings in health- related occupations. The HOPE employes want to know, "Do we train the kinds of people needed in El Paso?" Schaaf said. · Forecasting national developments in the numbers of health professionals needed and the types of training necessary for these technicians. · Evaluating ways education programs at EPCC and UT-E1 Paso could complement each other. · Investigating opportunities for on-the-job training training in the health field in the El Paso area. · Analyzing certification required and soon to be required for allied health professionals. ·Exploring the possibilities of providing home and professional training for isolated areas. · Studying the proposal of exchanging students with Juarez institutions and of obtaining placement for EPCC trainees at Juarez health facilities and hospitals. · Considering special programs for predominantly predominantly Spanish-speaking students. · And researching possible social, cultural and political restraints on individuals entering and advancing advancing in the health professions. COLLEGE STAFFERS are going to survey grad- uates to determine the employment th?y satisfaction of employers and ways of improving curriculum. In addition to these studies, HOPE has to provide consultants, either from its staff, with HOPE funds, to the EPCC health training program at the Rio Grande campus. This month, an expert on allied health centers will focus on ideas to offer seminars workshops to those already in health fields needing current information. ALSO A RADIOLOGIC technician will help prepare the radiology training for accreditation. will assist developing a "core" of courses in more than one health discipline will take jointly. HOPE has agreed to purchase five pieces equipment for health education programs, and Schaaf said. The cost will be $9,829. More than 400 students are enrolled in allied health courses at the Rio Grande campus, said. They are studying to be registered and nurses, emergency medical technicians, dental assistants and hygienists, operating room technicians, technicians, medical lab technicians, respiratory therapists, optical lens grinders, opthalmic dispensing technicians and mental health technicians. OPEN FROM 9:00 A.M. TILL Junior t-tops with a Cglion kr.it :ap S'et-ve siylmg *!'!·; ".creer. pnnteo ironls Select / vOuf lavcnie saying frorn ojr assortment. An junior gi?ed Sin Sin lasnicn colors

Clipped from El Paso Herald-Post06 May 1977, FriPage 12

El Paso Herald-Post (El Paso, Texas)06 May 1977, FriPage 12
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