2013-11-14 / Local & State

Health Career Awareness Week Brings Event To Fulton County


Students had the opportunity to to talk with Air Methods flight nurses and pilot. Students had the opportunity to to talk with Air Methods flight nurses and pilot. A Health Career Fair was held on October 30, 2013, in honor of Health Career Awareness Week. Employment & Training Services partnered with the Fulton County Medical Center to host the event. Local businesses, organizations, colleges and health professionals in the area attended the Health Career Fair. Students from all Fulton County schools also attended and it was open to the public. Representatives from various businesses, colleges and organizations set up 19 booths/displays at the Alumni Building located on Maple Street in Mc- Connellsburg. 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 PAT (a human simulator, provided by the FCMC), blood pressure screenings, pulse oximetry and activities with various other vendors, along with a display to show students the effects of smoking. The Mc- Con-nellsburg Volunteer Fire Co. members had an interactive contest with the students to see who could suit up in full fire gear the fastest. Air Methods came for a short period of time to allow the students to talk with flight nurses regarding their career. There was a vast array of take home materials available,including brochures, flyers, free samples and giveaways. A drawing for 33 door prizes that were donated by various local businesses was held. These door prizes included hats, clothing, various gift cards and a filled basket. The event’s goals were to educate visitors about the number of 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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