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Workshops to focus on health careers

The need for healthcare professionals continues to explode, especially in rural areas. To help meet this need, the Southcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center will offer health careers awareness workshops to high school students.

To be eligible, individuals must be in grades nine through 12.

The program is open to any local high school, charter school or home schooled individuals in Cambria and surrounding counties.

During the workshops, the students will learn about various careers and get hands-on training with medical professionals. Some of the educational activities include, suturing, facial reconstruction, organ dissection, exercise and flexibility and learning vital signs assessment.

The workshops will be held from 10:30 a.m. to

3 p.m. Jan. 11 and 25 and Feb. 1 at the Cambria County Library, Johns-town; and from 10:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 8, March 7 and April 4 at Patton Public Library.

There is no charge for the workshops, and lunch will be provided.

To participate, a student must submit an application and a letter of recommendation.

Interested students should check with their school guidance counselor for an application. Students or parents may call the Southcentral Pennsylvania Area Health Education Center at 344-2222 or email splatt@scpa-ahec.org for more information or to obtain an application.

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