Members of the first graduating class for the Medical Surgical Technician Fast Track program are pictured with Laura Campbell, McLeod Health Recruiter and LeeAnn Haynes, an instructor at Florence-Darlington Technical College. From left to right/back row: Phylicia Cooper, Elizabeth Hopkins, Latoria Wheeler and Charlene Moses; front Row, Tameka McFarland, Whitney Moses, Shamika Murray, and Brittany Robinson.
The first graduating class of the Medical Surgical Technician Fast Track Program at McLeod completed the program on November 29.
The graduates of the program include Phylicia Cooper, Elizabeth Hopkins, Tameka McFarland, Charlene Moses, Whitney Moses, Shamika Murray, Brittany Robinson and Latoria Wheeler.
McLeod Health was awarded $100,000 from the Pee Dee Workforce Development Board for the Healthcare Fast Track Program. Candidates who meet the eligibility requirement and who reside in the counties of Chesterfield, Darlington, Dillon, Florence, Marion and Marlboro can further their career in healthcare with Medical Surgical Technician classes at Florence-Darlington Technical College followed by a Clinical Apprenticeship with McLeod Health at no cost to the participant.
Upon successful completion of the program, participants are eligible for full time paid employment as a Medical Surgical Technician at one of the approved McLeod campuses. Students also receive a Nursing Assistant Certificate of Completion and are eligible for the State Certification exam.