ACTC Offers Free Youth Healthcare Camp

Middle school and high school students can come to a free Career Craze Healthcare Camp at Ashland Community and Technical College in June to explore their career choices in healthcare fields.

Healthcare is a logical choice for careers in the Ashland area because of the many job opportunities available and because healthcare continues to be a strong field of the future, said Karen Coburn, ACTC Community Education Coordinator.

The hands-on camp for students aged 12 to 16 will be held June 16 and 17, from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the College Drive Campus.

Students will explore different aspects of healthcare as they work with ACTC faculty, meet healthcare professionals from different fields and visit a medical helicopter and fire truck.

Health care programs at ACTC include Associate Degree Nursing (RN), Practical Nursing (LPN), Surgical Technology, Pharmacy Technology, Emergency Medical Technology-Paramedic, Health Care Technology and Respiratory Care-Advanced Practitioner. Kentucky Medication Aide (KMA), State Registered Nurse Aide (SRNA) and Phlebotomy certificates are also available.

ACTC also offers an Associate in Science Degree for students who want to transfer to four-year colleges or universities for bachelors degree programs in pre-medical or other health fields.

Enrollment is limited to 20 on a first-come basis. To enroll or receive more information, contact ACTC External Education, 606-326-2072 or email: as_ce@kctcs.edu. To register online, go to ashland.kctcs.edu/workforce_solutions and click non-credit classes.

The free career camp is offered through Carl D.Perkins Leadership Funds, managed within the Office of Career and Technical Education, to help young people explore careers that can lead to high-demand, high wage jobs.