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Hard Hat Honeys Help Raise $7,000

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Habitat Women Build - Mary and PamDid you know Southeast Technical's "Hard Hat Honey's" raised over $7,000 and supplied two work crews over the summer, to assist in building Habitat for Humanity homes in both Rushford and Winona?

Teams assembled early last year in the Winona area to launch the first "Woman Build" project close to home. Southeast Technical faculty and staff knew they wanted in on the action when Dr. Jessica Stumpf put out the call to action.

Over 30 interested participants met, planned and coordinated multiple fundraising activities to qualify and participate as a team. Baskets were assembled and offered for silent auction, can coolies were printed and sold and a pork chop dinner was held last spring to raise funds.

Throughout the summer months, work continued as two workdays were assigned, and volunteers signed up to help at the job site. Teamembers worked side-by-side with job site managers, Americorps volunteers and the home's future owners to help make the new homeowners dreams become a reality.

Behind the scenes, those who weren't building were busy coordinating snacks, refreshments and lunch for the work crew. Thank you to all who worked on and off and from the beginning to end of this worthwhile project. It was gratifying to know we were part of something that will bring great joy to a new and deserving homeowner and will have lasting presence in our communities for many, many years to come. Learn more about our local "WomenBuild" teams here.

You can see photos of the build on our Facebook Page (www.facebook.com/southeasttechnical).

 

 

New Biomedical Equipment Technology Degree Available

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(Winona,  Minn) Minnesota State College-Southeast Technical announces a new and unique program offering available on the Winona campus.  Starting Fall 2010, an Associate in Applied Sciences degree will be available in Biomedical Equipment Technology. The program focuses on the service and maintenance of medical equipment found in hospital and clinical settings.  The degree offering will be built on the foundation of the Two year Electronics program and will be directed by instructors Mike Wadewitz and Marc Kalis.

Students entering the program will learn skills in all facets of maintenance, adjustment, calibration, and repair on a variety of equipment in the computerized and networked , electronic, and electromechanical  environments.

Interim Vice President Ron Sellnau  says “Graduates will be very employable in the medical-electronics field,  Biomed technicians are generally responsible for the overall maintenance, repairs and calibration of  medical equipment such as heart monitors, defibrillators, ventilators, imaging equipment, instrumentation, workstations & servers, alarm & monitoring systems and much more.  The demand for skilled technicians is high with hospital facilities and healthcare clinics.” The demand for medical equipment repair in both hospital and private practice is expected to grow 27% in the next decade (This is according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics)

Southeast Technical has already established a national recognition for their core electronics program with graduates working worldwide in a wide-range of technical fields, including many who are recruited by the FB I to work in their field offices nation-wide. To learn more about the program contact college advisors at 1-877-853-8324.

Learn More about the Biomedical Equipment Technology program at Southeast Technical.