Terra State to partner with Clark State Community College to provide contact tracer training

Terra State Community College has partnered with Clark State Community College to provide contact tracer training to northwest Ohio.

Those in the training will learn proper protocols from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for contact tracing of the COVID-19 virus. Contact tracing has been a proven strategy over decades to prevent the further spread of diseases.   

“Contact tracing training is another example of how Terra State continues to support efforts to stop the spread,” said Bill Taylor, vice president of academic affairs at Terra State, “The contact tracing training is a great example of how micro-credentials bring an opportunity to up-skill, while also meeting the challenge of a national skills gap. Our students can be found in clinical environments and this micro-credential is another example where Terra State is making a difference.”

Clark State already provides online, non-credit contact tracer training and is extending the opportunity to non-credit students at Terra State. The self-paced course will be offered to Terra State students via the Kern Center for Workforce and Community Education, but the course will be administered and taught by Clark State faculty and staff.

“Clark State is extremely proud of being one of the first institutions in the nation to deploy contact tracer training in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, and we are equally proud and excited to now be partnering with our Terra State colleagues to efficiently provide this same training to their service region,” said Lesli Beavers, director of workforce and business solutions at Clark State, “Clark State created this training in direct response to the State of Ohio’s need for quick, professional and trained contact tracers. Partnering with other institutions helps us continue this work to serve students, health departments and businesses throughout the State.”

The training is $75 per registration for non-credit students at Terra State and is 100% online. The class will take between one and two weeks to complete and the first class starts Jan. 11. For more information or to register, please visit terra.edu/tracing or call the Kern Center at 419.559.2464.