WESTconsin Credit Union Makes Donation to Help Launch New Medical Program


WESTconsin Credit Union is pleased to announce the donation of $25,000 to Northwood Technical College Foundation. The donation will support the college’s new Medical Laboratory Technician (MLT) program that was created in partnership with Westfields Hospital after years of struggling to fill the many vacancies in the field. The $4.75 million project will provide students with lectures, labs, and clinical experiences they need help meet the workforce shortages for all hospitals within the St. Croix Valley and beyond.

WESTconsin Credit Union is proud to support Northwood Technical College as they look to better the healthcare workforce of western Wisconsin. Our contribution will help the college give students quality education and training for aspiring medical laboratory technicians and address the growing demand.” said Stephanie Rasmussen, Chief Experience Officer. “Together, we are Inspiring Better.

The MLT program was approved in 2018, but the college has struggled to secure enough funding to officially enroll students. With WESTconsin’s donation and others gifted to Northwood Technical College Foundation and Westfields Hospital Foundation, the college’s goal is to enroll students for the fall 2024 semester.

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