Nearly 150 Bay Area high school and community college students aspiring to careers in health got a glimpse of the wide array of jobs in health care during a day-long Kaiser Permanente-sponsored Youth Career Day at Kaiser Permanente’s Garfield Innovation Center.
The students and teachers came from health career preparatory programs at 8 schools and organizations around the Bay Area and Sacramento, including Oakland’s Technical High School Health Academy, Sacramento’s Health Professions High School, Contra Costa Community College, and First Place for Youth. Kaiser Permanente created the hands-on program to introduce a diverse group of young people to health careers they may not know exist. The program also provided students and instructors with guidance on what education they would need for a given career, and how to find financial aid and support services to help get there.
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