High School Students Can Get an Inside Look at Health Care Careers at JWCC this Summer

John Wood Community College will offer high school students a chance in Quincy and Pittsfield to look at various careers in health care this summer. Introduction to Health Careers will be held in conjunction with JWCC’s JDub Academy July 24-27, Monday through Thursday, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. each day in Quincy. Students in the Pittsfield area may take a similar course Friday, June 23 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The new program is a partnership with Southern Illinois University School of Medicine and other local health care providers. Instructor Laura Kessel with guide students through different careers in health care, allowing students to interact with various health care professionals. Hands-on activities will also be offered as students learn job demands, potential salaries, programs of study leading to health care careers and receive advice for choosing classes. 

The program is opened to all high school students grades 9-12. The cost to attend the Quincy class is $50 and $30 for the Pittsfield class. Limited spots are available for this program and students will be admitted on a first-come, first-served basis. Registration in underway and scholarship funding is available. For more information and to register, visit www.jwcc.edu/jdubacademy or call 217.641.4941.   

John Wood Community College is the educational link between business and community. JWCC collaboratively creates innovative and relevant academic and training programs with business leaders to educate young people and the workforce for today’s needs and tomorrow’s opportunities. JWCC has centers in Quincy, Pittsfield, Baylis and Mt. Sterling, Illinois. Programs include a comprehensive baccalaureate transfer curriculum, customized business training, career/technical degrees and certificates and personal enrichment courses.

Learn more at: www.jwcc.edu.