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Programs at PLTC expand, intensify, and begin again

Posted on Tuesday, September 11, 2018 at 3:00 pm

by Elizabeth O’Farrell

As the way the world works shifts, career and technical education shifts with it, providing skilled workers. Pike-Lincoln Technical Center, in Eolia, is expanding and reopening programs to meet those needs.
The programs in Health Sciences and Law Enforcement are steadily growing, and PLTC has brought back the Building Trades program for this year, said Martin Hanley, director of PLTC, in an interview with the Press Journal.
Health Sciences is a two-year program that currently has 31 students. As juniors in high school, they get an introduction to different careers in the field.
During their clinicals, students participate and observe several health care areas, including some which are unexpected.
“This last year, they visited the morgue and were talked to by the coroner,” Hanley said.


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