700 Students Expected To Attend Health Careers Showcase Co-sponsored by Gateway

The North Central Area Health Education Center, an affiliate of Gateway Community and Technical College, said today it expects more than 700 local high school students from 18 schools to attend the annual Health Careers Showcase. The event is planned for Tuesday, Sept. 17, from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Thomas More Colleges Conner Convocation Center.

The event will feature practicing health professionals, faculty members and current students in more than 25 different health programs ranging from medical school to medical massage. Each featured career will include hands-on activities for the students, as well as career information and the necessary educational preparation.

Health professionals from St. Elizabeth Healthcare, the Northern Kentucky Independent Health Department, and the Edgewood Fire Department will be available to talk with students. Faculty members from colleges including Gateway, the University of Kentucky, Northern Kentucky University, University of Pikeville College of Medicine, and Spalding University will participate.

According to Bradley Persinger, showcase coordinator for the NC AHEC, the event is designed to show students the huge range of careers in the healthcare field and the expected job growth in healthcare. Many students don't realize there are numerous areas in health that require only two to four years of education to earn a very good living and help people at the same time, Persinger said.

St. Elizabeth Healthcare is a showcase co-sponsor, and other partners include Gateway and Thomas More College.

For more information, call Bradley Persinger, MPH, at (859) 815-7784.