Martinsville: Free Health Careers Summer Camp June 21-24 for Grades 8-10

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Martinsville, Virginia – The New College Institute will host a free Health Careers Camp June 21-24 for students in grades 8-10. The camp will be held at the NCI at 191 Fayette Street, Martinsville, VA and registration is currently open for interested students.

The Health Careers Camp will provide a week of activities and hands-on experience for 24 high school students who want to explore the exciting world of health care. Students in grades 8 to 10 will have the opportunity to explore the different facets of healthcare at SOVAH Health, by visiting the simulator and the Med/Life helicopter; as well as learning health and safety careers with Nascar Racing at Martinsville Speedway. The goal of the summer camp is for students to leave with an increased knowledge of multiple health care options enabling them to make an informed decision in pursuing a health care career of their choice. “Recently, a report came out that predicted a shortage of low-wage healthcare workers over the next five years and a shortage of doctors by 2033. Our first-ever NCI healthcare careers camp will explore the many pathways career paths that students can take in our area and hopefully earn degrees at local institutions that lead to careers in healthcare,” explained Janet Copenhaver, NCI Technology Instructor.

During the sessions, students will learn about a variety of health careers through hands-on discovery-based activities and exposure to health education. There will also be opportunities to speak with healthcare professionals and information on healthcare careers will be provided. The camp is free and will run from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., June 21-24. Snacks and lunch will be provided to campers.

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