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17th Annual Wyoming High School Healthcare Career Fair
February 19th 2014 - Casper Parkway Hotel
450 high school students from across Wyoming are expected to be in Casper for the 17th Annual High School Healthcare Career Fair on February 19th from 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m. at Parkway Plaza Convention Center. The Fair is designed to expose students to a wide variety of healthcare careers. Healthcare professionals representing 20 different careers are scheduled to conduct presentations and hands-on activities throughout the day. Representatives from Wyoming Community Colleges and the University of Wyoming will also be on site to about available education opportunities.
The goals of the Healthcare Career Fair:
- Expose student to a wide variety of healthcare related careers
- Engage students in a more thorough exploration of health careers - types of skills needed, education requirements, work environments, etc.
- Provide job outlook information for healthcare careers in Wyoming and throughout the U.S.
- Provide information about the educational opportunities in Wyoming for those wishing to pursue healthcare related careers
Why host a Healthcare Career Fair for High School Students?
Demand for healthcare workers is on the rise. New healthcare regulations will extend benefits to a greater percentage of the population leading to an increase demand for services. In addition, the U.S. population is getting older and living longer - and older people require more healthcare services.
Experts estimate that by 2030, one - fourth of the U.S. population will be over 65. In Wyoming, the 65+ population is expected to increase by 91% from 2010 - 2030.
Wyoming AHEC works to provide pipeline programs for students in an effort to 'grow our own' future healthcare workforce.
Registration - Space is limited!
Check back soon for on-line registration!
Questions? Contact: Marivern Easton, AHEC Director, firstname.lastname@example.org or 307-766-6751.