Sunday, June 12, 2011
Kelsey Schaefer says being in the program helped her leadership skills.
Name: Kelsey Schaefer School: Case High School, Grade 12 Program: Health Youth Apprenticeship What was your favorite part of YA? I liked being able to work in the health related field, and being able to make connections. What are your plans for next year? I am attending Winona State University in Minnesota. I plan to study in the Physical Therapy field, and one day become a Physical Therapist. How has YA prepared you to be ready for a college or a career? It helped me build my leadership skills, and my communication skills have improved greatly as well. It taught me how to manage my time better and also gave me a better understanding of the medical field.
Saturday, June 11, 2011
They helped organize a blood drive at school and learned about what it takes to work in the "real" world.
Name: Stephanie Harleston School: Case High School, Grade 11 Program: Health Youth Apprenticeship What was your favorite part of YA? We got the opportunity to fundraise money for different organization. I also like that I would be able to start my CNA class this summer because of the program. I made new friends. I really enjoyed the various guest speakers we had in class. With all those activities I have done this year, I liked doing the OB shadows the best. How has YA prepared you to be ready for a college or a career? Being in this program gave me multiple options toward college and my career. It gave me strong leadership qualities and most important, I learned how to be responsible. In H.Y.A, you have to be very independent, our …
Andrea Sommer is headed for UW-Oshkosh to study nursing.
Name: Andrea Sommer School: Horlick High School, Grade 12 Program: Health Youth Apprenticeship What was your favorite part of YA? I have enjoyed the outstanding work experience I have had working at Elizabeth Residence- Assisted Living Home in Caledonia. I have loved being able to help out the residents who need my care, and enjoyed the added responsibilities my employer has given me. The staff is all really nice too! It was great to see my supervisor writing stuff about what a responsible person I am when she did my last employee evaluation. Elizabeth Residence-Caledonia has provided me with extra training to be able to help pass some medications. This has all been an excellent experience that will help me to someday become an excellent …
Michelle Lim from Case was exposed to many facets of healthcare.
Name: Michelle Lim School: Case High School, Grade 11 Program: Health Youth Apprenticeship What was your favorite part of YA? In Youth Apprenticeship, I enjoyed attending the Ropes filed trip. On this trip, I learned how to work on a team and develop leadership skills. I am thankful the Health Youth Apprenticeship has given me a job at Shopko pharmacy. I enjoy my job and I always look forward to work. How has YA prepared you to be ready for a college or a career? The apprenticeship has exposed me to other parts of healthcare I would not have been interested in. I have numerous careers to consider and choose from. Knowing which degrees I want to take at an early age will save me time and money in the future. Maintaining a portfolio has …