The Casper College surgical technician program is a direct result of Forward Casper’s Medical Market Committee identifying a need in the industry and a collaborative effort to create a solution. Casper Area Economic Development Alliance and Forward Casper is pleased that it was able to facilitate the conversation that has yielded results. The medical leaders of the community determined that the need for surgical technicians is not individualized to Casper but is a nationwide shortage issue. Through collaborative efforts with Casper Area Economic Development Alliance and Forward Casper, Casper College, and medical community leaders, medical-surgical facilities will be able to hire local graduates of the program for medium wage positions. This solution will reduce the need for "traveling" surgical technicians, hired now at three times the cost, resulting in lower medical costs for facilities.
To learn more about Casper Area Economic Development Alliance and Forward Casper initiatives and direction call 577-7011.