Madison junior Sydney Shelly watched it all with keen attention.
She wants to be a biomedical engineer and she described her first hospital tour as “excellent.”
“I think it’s cool how they gives us these opportunities to explore these careers,” said Shelly.
The youth tours are “a wonderful chance for students to get an up close look at real world careers,” said Atrium Hospital Relations Manager Anita Jones.
“We have many students who have expressed interest in healthcare both clinical and non-clinical positions and they get to meet and talk with those who actually in the positions. These type of opportunities can help shape and solidify a student career aspiration,” said Jones, who credited the Middletown, Monroe and Trenton Chamber of Commerce for its student-oriented tours of local industries.
Rick Pearce, president of the chamber, said, “our hope is that through these tours, a number of students will identify their passion and Atrium Medical Center offers scores of careers that are directly related to patient care and behind the scenes.”
“Manufacturing and healthcare provide for a great deal of employment in our region,” said Pearce, whose chamber also recently arranged student and teacher tours of AK Steel in Middletown.
“It’s important for us to build awareness with our students of the opportunities that exist in those industries. By working closely with local business and area schools, tours are provided to students to learn more about the careers these two industries have to offer,” he said.