Central Minnesota AHEC promotes rural health educational opportunities and addresses health workforce challenges unique to the fifteen-county region.
The Central Minnesota AHEC Region boasts a wide variety of natural scenery which makes for a range of things to see and do. This region is a definite crossroads for distinct environments where the plains and prairies, forests, and lakes all meet. It's a land with tales to tell -- of Vikings, voyageurs and Charles Lindbergh. Additionally, it is the home to a number of higher education institutions. Our host facility is the M State campus in Fergus Falls.
With the wealth of cultural and historical attractions in addition to the numerous popular lake destinations, the central region is regarded as vacation area. From small town to big city, there is always a wide mix of things going on in the central region.
With the retiree population growing rapidly and in-migration to the region’s lakes areas, the demand for construction and services has increased resulting in job growth in the larger cities. In contrast, the region’s more rural prairie areas have seen an out-migration among the young and declining populations. Healthcare jobs are projected to have the fasted growth and some of the higher wages in the region. Retail, manufacturing and accommodations and food service are cornerstone industries across the region.
Central Minnesota AHEC includes the counties of Benton, Big Stone, Clay, Crow Wing, Douglas, Grant, Morrison, Otter Tail, Pope, Stearns, Stevens, Todd, Traverse, Wadena and Wilkin.
5/22/13: There are still a few camp openings, send your registration today...
Come explore health care careers by attending this exciting camp June 12-14, 2013. It is designed for sophomores, juniors, and seniors who:
- Want to learn about career possibilities
- Enjoy hands-on learning
- Like to have FUN
- Want to reach their full potential
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Download an application and mail it in today!
If you have further questions, please contact Lori Larson at firstname.lastname@example.org or 218-736-1690.