Area high school students considering or wanting to learn more about careers in healthcare can participate in a free hands-on program hosted over the next few months at Union Hospital.
The first Union Hospital TECH Career Program will be held Saturday, Jan. 20, from 8:45 a.m. to noon at the hospital, where students will learn about UH TECH, tour Union Hospital, receive hands-on experience in the Laboratory Department, and learn basic hands-only CPR and use of an AED (automated external defibrillator) device.
UH TECH stands for “Teens Exploring Careers in Healthcare” and has helped hundreds of high school students be inspired to pursue a career in healthcare. Each UH TECH Career Camp session takes students to departments of the hospital to learn from the professionals about their job, the technology they use, and the education needed to enter the field.
If you have questions and/or to register by phone call Holly Hillyer, Chairman of UH TECH, UH Community Relations Coordinator, at (330) 364-0884 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Students should register for each event they are interested in attending.
UH TECH Career Program is held once a month on Saturday mornings through April. The next event on Feb. 10 will include visits to the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, and the Cardiology and Vascular testing areas of the hospital.
A focus on Radiology and Surgery is planned for the Career Camp on March 10. Students will interact with professional staff and get the hands-on experiences in those departments.
The final Career Camp of the year will be on April 14 for students to learn about nursing, emergency medial air transport, and emergency medical services.
After the final Career Camp event, graduating seniors are invited to apply for a $1,000 UH TECH Scholarship award, given annually to a student who plans to continue their education after high school in a healthcare related field.
For more information about the UH TECH Career Camps and registration can be found on the UH website: http://www.unionhospital.org/employment-opportunities/learn-about-careers-in-healthcare/ Detailed information about UH TECH will also been provided to area high school guidance offices. Career Camp information is also available on the UH TECH Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/UHTECHcareerprogram.
Information about Union Hospital and all of its services available to the community is available on the hospital website at www.unionhospital.org, and on the hospital’s pages on Facebook and Twitter (@Union_Hospital).