Monday, August 07, 2006

Cleveland Municipal District high school students explore health career options through summer camp

Cleveland Municipal District high school students explore health career options through summer camp

For Immediate ReleaseJuly 11, 2006

CLEVELAND – Cleveland Municipal School District students in the ninth through 12th grade had an opportunity to learn more about health careers through Cuyahoga Community College’s Health Careers and Nursing Summer Camp this summer. The three-week program provided the students who were accepted to the program, via an extensive application process, the opportunity to learn more about career opportunities that utilize science and math.
The 21 students visited organizations that employ college graduates who pursue an education in health careers or the sciences. The tours included the Cleveland Clinic, Metro Health, the Northeast Ohio Regional Sewer District’s Southerly Wastewater Treatment Plant, the laboratory at the Environmental and Maintenance Center and the Health Museum, as well as all three Cuyahoga Community College campuses. The hospital visits included learning about trauma care, and viewing sports health medicine, outpatient surgery and radiology facilities. At the treatment plant they learned about the biological and chemical process involved in wastewater treatment, the testing of water quality and the important role water quality plays in our environment and health.

As part of the completion of the program and the graduation ceremony, the students worked in groups to create a PowerPoint presentation to share with family members. One student said, “It was a fun learning experience. I met new people, learned new things and had the opportunity to participate in many activities.” And as a final surprise for the students, they each received a $200 stipend, compliments of CVS Pharmacies at the graduation on June 30. The summer program is one of many initiatives underway as part of a $1.86 million community-based job training grant Cuyahoga Community College received earlier this year from the U.S. Department of Labor to assist in alleviating health care worker shortages in Greater Cleveland.
ContactJanet R. Cannata, Manager Marketing Communications & Campus RelationsCuyahoga Community College Metropolitan Campus216.987.6155 (office) — 216.403.8156 (cell) —

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