Sponsored by the Bay Area Healthcare Coalition and managed by the Mobile Area Chamber of Commerce’s Education & Workforce Development Division, this two-day interactive and hands-on career fair is designed to motivate and inspire students considering careers in an array of healthcare fields and to help the Mobile area cultivate a workforce pipeline to meet future demands. Each exhibit is staffed by local healthcare professionals or students to answer questions and discuss education requirements and opportunities. The career fair attracts approximately 700 10th-grade students from public and private schools in Mobile and Baldwin counties. Those students chosen to participate must have a GPA of 2.5 or higher and no unexcused absences.
Summer Scrubs, a project of the Bay Area Healthcare Coalition, is an intensive three days of career exploration experience for rising high school seniors in Mobile and Baldwin counties. These students have expressed a desire to explore careers in healthcare and have the opportunity to spend each day of the program at a different healthcare facility where they interact with health professionals and observe them on the job in a real-world environment. Students are able to discuss and ask questions about healthcare jobs and the education paths available.
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The Mobile Area Chamber’s Education & Workforce Development Division serves on the steering committee?for the 影音先锋撸撸Southwest Alabama Workforce Development Council (SAWDC) Worlds of Opportunity event. More than 120 regional businesses and industries throughout southwest Alabama partner each fall to introduce more than 10,000 8th-grade students to potential careers and a successful future. The event encourages public and private school students to explore first-hand hundreds of future job opportunities. The expo uses hands-on, real-world exposure to start students thinking early about a career path or an education focus. Over two days, 8th graders investigate 12 “worlds,” from manufacturing to engineering to aerospace to healthcare.