Workshop gives students a view of health careers

1 JANUARY 2003

Aboriginal students from schools across the Hastings region will take part in a workshop in Port Macquarie Monday 11 November designed to provide them with an insight into careers in the health sector.

Aboriginal students from schools across the Hastings region will take part in a workshop in Port Macquarie Monday 11 November designed to provide them with an insight into careers in the health sector.
 
Charles Sturt University’s (CSU) Future Moves aspiration-building program and Indigenous Student Services (ISS) are working in partnership with the Mid North Coast Local Health District (MNCLHD) to present the workshop for Year-10 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students.
 
“Hands Up for Health! is a great way for students to get a taste of the many opportunities available in the health sector and we hope that the day will inspire students to consider a health-related career,” said CSU Indigenous Student Support Officer, Ms Helene Jones.
 
“We are working closely with the MNCLHD to provide study pathways for school students into the health sector. Hands Up for Health! will hopefully be the first step on that pathway for many students.”
 
MNCLHD Aboriginal Workforce and Innovation Coordinator, Mr Rob Barnett, said the workshop would give participants an understanding of the variety of health careers available.
 
“Students will be given the unique opportunity to tour the local hospital campus, take part in hands-on demonstrations and numerous information sessions from health professionals currently working in the industry, as well as relevant education providers,” Mr Barnett said.
 
“As the Mid North Coast continues to grow, there is a need for employment in all aspects of the health sector from administration and finance through to clinical care and community health careers. The MNCLHD also has specific targets for Aboriginal workers which align with Aboriginal population figures for the region.”

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