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Scrubs Camp to be held in Huron: Event planned Sept. 24 at Huron Community Campus Center

Posted: Monday, Sep 9th, 2013

Area high school students will have an opportunity to explore a variety of health career options during Scrubs Camp.

Scrubs Camp will be held Sept. 24 at the Huron Community Campus Center, and Oct. 15 at Presentation College in Aberdeen.

Pre-registration for the camp is necessary.

Campers will hear from healthcare professionals who will discuss what they do and how they got into their chosen career field. They will also be able to participate in exciting hands-on activities and receive personalized career guidance plans.

Scrubs Camps are designed for high school students in grades nine through 12 with an interest in the healthcare field.

There is no charge to attend, lunch is provided at the camp and students will also receive a free scrub shirt.

Parents are also welcome to attend the camp with their participating student.

One of the most pressing issues facing the healthcare industry today is the critical need for healthcare providers. This is especially true for South Dakota. In the coming years, thousands of additional healthcare workers will be needed in South Dakota. Scrubs Camps were designed to encourage students in South Dakota to consider pursuing a career in healthcare.

The Scrubs Camps are made possible through the collaborative effort of the South Dakota Department of Education Office of Curriculum, Career and Technical Education and South Dakota Department of Health Office of Rural Health. For more information visitwww.scrubscamps.sd.gov or contact NESD AHEC at 605-229-8305.

For the complete article see the 09-08-2013 issue.

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