2012-12-06 / Local & State

Health Career Awareness Week Brings Event To Fulton County

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Pictured above are students who had the opportunity to talk with a flight nurse and paramedic from MEDSTAR as part of the Health Career Fair. Pictured above are students who had the opportunity to talk with a flight nurse and paramedic from MEDSTAR as part of the Health Career Fair. A Health Career Fair was held on November 8, 2012, in honor of Health Career Awareness Week.

This event was a partnership between Fulton County Employment and Training Services and Fulton County Medical Center. Local businesses, organizations, colleges and health professionals in the surround areas attended this event. Students from all Fulton County schools attended, and it was also open to the public.

Representatives from various businesses, colleges and organizations set up 18 booths/displays at the alumni building located on Maple Street in McConnellsburg. Professionals in a variety of healthcare fields were available at the booths to describe the training involved in their field and what their job responsibilities include.

There were several interactive displays for the students to participate in, including blood pressure screenings, pulse oximetry and demonstration of exercises to get your heart rate up, along with a display to show students the effects of smoking on your lungs. McConnellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. members had an interactive contest with the students to see who could suit up in full fire gear the fastest.

There was a vast array of take-home materials available including brochures, flyers, free samples and giveaways. A drawing was held for 31 door prizes donated by various local businesses. These door prizes included school apparel, various gift cards and a large flag.

The goals were to educate visitors about the numbers career opportunities in the healthcare industry, to explore health career training options, to recognize the importance of a healthy lifestyle and safe choices and to showcase local healthcare providers and the services they provide to the local community.

This event was made possible through the support of Southern Alleghenies Workforce Investment Board, the region’s leader and active partner in the workforce development efforts.

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