Clovis, CA - On Thursday, February 25, 2010, Milan Institute, a career school offering training in the healthcare, cosmetology and massage therapy fields, held a blood drive at its Clovis campus. The event was organized by the Medical Assisting students and headed by Sylvia Pogue, the Medical Assisting Instructor. Students managed to collect 49 pints from 57 donors during the brief 4-hour event, all of which was donated to the Central California Blood Center (CCBC). The mission of the CCBC is to supply blood and blood products to the 31 hospitals in Fresno, Tulare, Madera, Kings and Mariposa Counties.
The Milan Institute students and staff pulled together to host a successful blood drive. Donors registered and were screened inside the school and then made their donation in the CCBC Blood Mobile parked in front of the campus. T-shirts and refreshments were provided for the donors as a token of thanks from the school. “Milan Institute in Clovis hosts two blood drives per year, and we are happy to report that this was our most successful one yet,” said Sylvia Pogue. “We love our community and helping to save lives is the best way to show our school cares.” The campus received more salon and massage spa clients than usual for a Thursday due to the event.
Currently, the Milan Institute Clovis campus offers the following accredited programs: Medical Assisting, Massage Therapy, Esthetician and Cosmetology. Both day and evening class schedules are offered, and financial aid is available to those who qualify. The school’s faculty offer academic credentials with years of training or work experience in their areas of specialization. The administrative staff is committed to providing the individual student attention necessary to achieve success in the fields of healthcare, massage therapy and cosmetology. In addition, employment services assistance is provided to all of its graduates to assist them with their new job search.
The school has a student salon/spa where students provide services to the public under instructor supervision. Clients can receive value-priced massage services such as Sports, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, and Shiatsu massage, as well as beauty services like microdermabrasion, pedicures, gel/acrylic nails, haircuts, hair color and more. To schedule an appointment at the Milan Institute Student Salon/Spa located at 731 West Shaw Avenue on the northeast corner of Willow and Shaw in Clovis, call (559) 323-2800.
Milan Institute has been preparing students for the workforce since 1985 and has 17 campuses located throughout the western United States. Milan Institute in Clovis is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education located at 41 Perimeter Center East NE, Suite 640, Atlanta, Georgia 30346, (770) 396-3898. For more information, contact Milan Institute at (559) 323-2800 or go to http://www.milaninstitute.edu/.