FOR MORE INFORMATION, CONTACT MICKEY REED AT 203-332-5214

HCC ESTABLISHES SPEAKERS’ BUREAU FOR OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY ASSISTANT PROGRAM

BRUDGEPORT – Housatonic Community College has established a speaker’s bureau to acquaint the public with its Occupational Therapy Assistant (OTA) program.

As part of the program, OTA faculty and students will offer information sessions on the program to schools and other organizations and groups. The sessions will address such questions as “What is occupational therapy?” and “Is occupational therapy the right profession for you?”

Occupational therapy has been called a “blue chip” career field because of the high starting salaries OTAs make – $45,000 per year on the average – and the fact that the need for OTAs will increase as the 76 million baby boomers born between 1946 and 1964 reach retirement age.

“HCC’s Occupational Therapy Assistant Program is designed to meet the growing need for OTAs, the front-line caregivers in the occupational therapy world,” said OTA Program Coordinator Mickey Reed.

“The program is designed to train competent people who enjoy helping people develop skills for the job of living,” she said. “It’s particularly appealing to people who want to help others but find medical professions like nursing too stressful.”

Reed noted that OTAs and so much in demand that most students are scooped up within three weeks of graduation.

For more information about the speaker’s bureau, contact Mickey Reed at 203-332-5214.