High school is a time for new experiences and to start thinking about what you might like to do in the future. Students with an interest in health care can learn more about the industry through shadowing, volunteering, researching and talking with people who work in the field. Learn more here:.
WellSpan's shadowing program offers students in grades 10-12 the opportunity to spend several hours learning about a particular career by meeting employees who are working in that area. Students interested in participating in the program must work with their guidance counselor who in turn will contact WellSpan's Human Resources department. A typical shadowing experience lasts between two and four hours. .
Volunteeringat WellSpan is a great way to get exposure to the health care environment to find out if this industry is really for you. Assignments are based on your interest, skills, experience and availability. Volunteers should be dependable, responsible, friendly and willing to make a firm commitment to at least 100 hours of volunteer service. Volunteers are asked to adhere to the policies and procedures of WellSpan and health screenings are required for some positions.
Project SEARCH is a one-year education program for students with disabilities in their last year of high school. It is targeted for students with cognitive disabilities whose goal is competitive employment. The program was developed at the Children's Hospital of Cincinnati and has been replicated by more than 100 sites across the country. Students in the program participate in worksite rotations through which they build communication and problem-solving skills, as well as job-specific skills. This is a partnership with the Office of Vocational Rehabilitation and Lincoln Intermediate Unit
A one-week career camp is held each summer for York County high school students who are seriously interested in a career in health care.
The summer career camp is an opportunity for York County high school students to explore health-related careers. To apply students must:
For more information, please contact your career or guidance counselor.
Please note: The 2013 Summer Career Camp will be held for York County high school students who are considering a career in healthcare.
WellSpan has several events throughout the year to help students and members of the community learn more about health care careers. More information will be posted as events are scheduled.