Mary Polter knows the benefit of education and hard work. In the late 1980s, she graduated from Moraine Park Technical College’s administrative assistant program while serving in the Army Reserves. For 25 years she worked in accounts payable at two employers. But when her department was outsourced overseas, she spent nine months searching for a new job. She considered her options and accepted her former employer’s reeducation funding.
Mary took a step in a new direction with college that had helped her in the past. She returned to Moraine Park to earn an associate degree in accounting.
Currently, I have 7 students at clinical sites practicing to become Medical Laboratory Technicians (MLT). Working in the MLT field, body fluids – primarily blood – is tested to help the physicians with treatment plans and diagnosis for their patients. This is an exciting time for MLT students; now they see how their didactic studies at Moraine Park support the work that is done in a clinical lab.
It is exciting for me as well!