MAC’s 12-Week Pharmacy Tech Program Moving to Perryville
Mineral Area College’s Pharmacy Technician Program will move to the college’s Perryville location. Anyone interested in this relatively inexpensive, 3-month training program should attend the class interview and informational meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 28, at 5:30 p.m. in the Perryville Higher Education Center, 108 Progress Dr. The program starts in late April, ends in late July, and support specialists help with job placement.
Candidates who submit their application and take the WorkKeys exam on or before Jan. 28 will be interviewed that evening for one of the limited seats in the class. The program will continue to accept applications and exam scores until Feb. 7 if any seats remain. The WorkKeys exams can be taken by appointment at local Missouri Career Centers. It can also be taken by appointment at Perryville Higher Education Center at 10 a.m., Jan. 27, by calling Tina Miller at (573) 518-3840 or Alison Sheets at (573) 518-3820. The WorkKeys exam alone can lead to a National Career Readiness Certificate that helps the taker boost their employability.
The Pharmacy Technician Program is a 12-week training program funded in part by the Department of Labor MoHealthWINs grant. The grant offers tuition assistance for people whose jobs were moved overseas, for qualified veterans and their spouses, for people who are unemployed or underemployed or who need to increase their skill level. Lab and book fees will not be covered by the MoHealthWINs grant, but additional financial assistance may be offered to eligible students through the Missouri Career Center.
More information about the program and MoHealthWINs can be found at MAC’s website, www.MineralArea.edu/MoWINS.