Of the 57 students who attended Saint Paul College's Scrubs Camp July 20-23, 2015, nearly all said that participating in the camp on Saint Paul's campus helped them visualize themselves at college, see themselves applying for a job in the health care industry, and focus on career goals.
This overwhelmingly positive response to the Scrubs Camp experience is one more encouraging sign that the Central Corridor Anchor Partnership can grow a more local workforce. The Partnership's goal is to increase the collective percentage of Anchor employees who reside within the Central Corridor zip codes by 5% in five years. Opening pathways to health careers is a key strategy in pursuing this goal.
The camp included 12 different hands-on sessions, including anatomy/physiology, medical devices, stem cell, simulated birthing, medical lab, and lessons in empathy through the use of aging suits, and 2 field trips to employer sites.
More than 65% of the Saint Paul College Scrubs Camp attendees were students of color. Four Central Corridor zip codes were represented among campers, and approximately 74% of students received a scholarship to cover the $385 cost to attend the 4-day camp.