Michele Spring Reporting: Dover, Ohio – Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital will offer students the opportunity to explore healthcare careers up-close with a hands-on program. The UH TECH Career Program was designed for area high school students who are considering or wanting to learn more about careers in healthcare.

Director of Community Relations Darrin Lautenschleger said students will be able to see many different professions, equipment, and technology from departments within the hospital.

“Some may come in with an idea of what they want to do, some may have not even thought about post-high school careers at all and they may come in and be exposed to something that really excites them and starts to guide their path going forward. And we have had some really successful graduates who have come back and work here now at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital, too.”

The program is completely free for high school students, with the first session beginning Saturday, January 12th.

“We host several sessions in the early part of the year, once a month, usually January through April. One Saturday a month, students can come in and they learn more about healthcare careers that happen right here in their community hospital and one of the added benefits is that they get some hands-on experience.”

After the program is completed, graduating seniors are encouraged to apply for a $1,000 UH TECH Scholarship.

“The hospital grants a $1,000 scholarship award each year to a student and we go through a lot of outstanding applicants each year for those who are looking at careers in the healthcare field. We’ve been very fortunate to have awarded scholarships over the past several years to some really outstanding student’s right here in the Tuscarawas Valley.”

Students interested in registering can do so by calling the Community Relations Department at (330) 308-3599.

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