From L.P Card celebrants show off the big card: (back row) Pasadena ISD Education Foundation members Dana Philibert, Tom Hancock, Rudy Ayles and Linda Lukaszewski; Morgan Meador of Meador Staffing; Pat Gregory of the Education Foundation; Sarah Wrobleski, principal of L.P. Card; and (front row): Pharmacy Tech student Sicily Caraballo; Jaynie Mitchell, representing mini-grant sponsor San Jacinto College; Darla Haygood of Meador Staffing; and Carrie Geier, L.P. Card teacher and mini-grant writer.
PASADENA ISD EDUCATION FOUNDATION MINI-GRANT
Applicant: Carrie Geier
Mini-Grant Name: Pharmacy Technician Certification
Abstract: According to industry statistics, there is a nation-wide shortage of many allied health-care workers. Certification in this area represents the first step toward eventual health-care career licensure and pursuit of advanced training and degrees. Students enrolled in Pharmacy Technology at L.P. Card represent all five high schools, and certification fees are prohibitive for most interested students. This grant would provide $100 towards each student's fees thus increasing the number of students bridging successfully to post-secondary career options and increasing the number of certifications the Pasadena ISD reports annually to TEA as a measure of program success.
Sponsor: San Jacinto College