LTYM: Madison Announces Local Cause – Urban League of Greater Madison’s Healthcare Administrative Training Program

by admin on February 24, 2012

Part of LTYM’s mission is to contribute financially–through donations to non-profit organizations supporting families in need. LTYM has included charitable giving in every production and event from its inception, and for 2012 each of ten city productions will donate 10% of all ticket proceeds to a local cause.

Research shows that one of the most effective ways to make a lasting and significant difference in the lives of people living in poverty is through skills enhancement. This year LTYM: Madison is proud to give 10% of our ticket proceeds to one such local program developed by the Urban League of Greater Madison. The Healthcare Administrative Training Program helps make a difference in our community by providing training through local business in the healthcare sector and helping needy Madisonians attain living-wage jobs.

Meet Koretta Etchin

Urban League of Greater Madison developed The Healthcare  Administrative Training Program (a 13 week program including an 80-hour internship) providing a holistic career development experience at no cost to participants thanks to the generous support of numerous community partners. 10 of the 15 biggest employers in Madison are in the healthcare sector, and of the 25 fastest growing jobs in Wisconsin, 18 are in healthcare (source: Dept. of Workforce Development).

In addition to training on the latest software, procedures and skills in health care administration, participants receive individualized career counseling throughout the program, job placement assistance after graduation and retention assistance, and career advancement guidance for at least 12 months post graduation. Participants can also earn 11 credits from Madison college and a certificate in Basic Medical Reception Skills.

I’m happy to report that Koretta remains employed by the UW Medical Foundation where she started work in 2007 when the video was filmed. She has since transferred within the organization to one of the downtown clinics. She continues to enjoy her job and appreciates the extra time that she has to spend with her children thanks to the decreased commute time to work.

Please join LTYM: Madison on Mother’s Day Sunday 5/13/12 for an incredible community celebration of Motherhood, and help support this vital program.

Video used with permission by The Urban League of Greater Madison.



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