MTC to offer health careers summer camp for high schoolers

(Bradenton, FL—May 30, 2017)   Manatee Technical College will offer a summer camp for high school students interested in exploring careers in healthcare.  MTC was awarded a grant from the Gulfcoast South Area Health Education Center to offer the five-day camp, making it free for students to attend.

 

The health careers summer camp will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., June 12-16, 2017, at the MTC East Campus.    The camp is limited to 15 students.

The camp will offer fun, interactive and hands-on healthcare career exploration activities, guest speakers, and a field trip to Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine in Lakewood Ranch.  Students will have the opportunity to explore careers in dental assisting, optometric assisting, pharmacy tech, massage therapy, medical assisting, nursing, EMT-paramedic, and surgical technology.

Campers will earn certification in Heartsaver CPR & AED for adults, children and infants. The training will be offered by MTC’s Community Training Center for the American Heart Association.  GSAHEC will provide special sessions on health careers, financial aid, and tobacco prevention.

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.  Students will also learn about nutrition and exercise.  Classes will be taught by certified instructors.

Students will be provided a nutritious lunch and healthy snacks each day.  They will also be provided the educational materials and supplies they need for all the hands-on career activities.

Parents interested in enrolling their child should call or send an email to Marla Kiwacz at 941.752.8100 x 2104 or kiwacz2m@manateeschools.net.