Manatee Technical College will offer a Saturday camp for high school students interested in exploring careers in healthcare, through a grant from the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center.
The camp will offer fun, interactive and hands-on healthcare career exploration activities, and include career games and a field trip to the Remote Area Medical event on Nov. 12. Students will have the opportunity to explore careers in dental assisting, optometric assisting, pharmacy tech, massage therapy, medical assisting, and nursing.
The health careers school-year camp will be held at the MTC East Campus from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., one Saturday per month beginning Oct.8 and ending April 8. Students must be a Manatee County high school student to attend the camp. The camp is limited to 15 students.
The objectives of the camp will be to encourage the high schoolers to explore career possibilities available in the health professions, equip them with hands-on experiences, tools, information and resources needed to pursue a health career, and inspire them to work in medically underserved areas, according to organizers.