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Minnesota Pipeline Dual Training Grants Now Available

On April 14, 2020 by Jenna Kellerman

Applications for the Dual Training Grant Program are being accepted through May 8. Approximately $2.7 million is available to support the related instruction component of dual-training programs in your organization. 

It’s National Apprenticeship Week: Grow the Pipeline

On November 12, 2019 by Jenna Kellerman

It’s National Apprenticeship Week! As many organizations work to “grow their own” workforce, dual-training or apprenticeship models are excellent ways to provide workers with the skills they need to be successful in the long-term care profession, and specifically, the practices they need to be successful in your organization.  

HSS Fall Learning Lab Showcases Quality Improvement

On November 7, 2018 by Jenna Kellerman

Health Support Specialists (HSS) at the Fall Learning Lab presented quality improvement projects that they designed, launched, tracked and refined over the past year. The quality improvement projects, completed through the ICan initiative with Performance Excellence in Aging Services, were designed to transform care at the bedside. After an incredibly difficult round of judging, three groups were recognized for their quality improvement programs:  

DOLI Holds First Apprenticeship Summit on March 7

On February 27, 2018 by Laura Lutgens

You may have heard of apprenticeship as it relates our field through our Health Support Specialist registered apprenticeship program. The Minnesota Department of Labor and Industry (DOLI) hopes to add more apprenticeship programs in healthcare in the future, and is hosting a free, one-day summit in March to showcase best practices and strategies to expand apprenticeships. 

Celebrating Health Support Specialist Graduates

On February 27, 2018 by Laura Lutgens

Some Health Support Specialists (HSS) say the highest honor of their career is to walk across the stage during the general session at Institute as they are recognized for completing their coursework, advancing their skills, and furthering their commitment to care for our aging population.

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