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Medical career exploration and work-readiness program accepting applications in Churchill County

Churchill County, NVCareer Bound NV, a division of JOIN Inc., is now accepting applications from juniors and seniors in Churchill County for the Medical Career Development Program.

Career Bound NV serves as the intermediary between Renown Health and the school district to provide this opportunity for students to explore medical career pathways and develop work-readiness skills. This spring the Medical Career Development Program is taking place virtually, which allows students in all areas to participate.

The 13 career exploration sessions offered include: Surgery, Business Management, Food Services, Children’s Health, Rehabilitation Services, Technology and the Emergency Room. Each week students meet with different Renown experts to experience a virtual tour of the department, learn about departmental functions, see technology and equipment demonstrations, and hear about employment options and education requirements.

The work-readiness facet of the program develops skills for workplace success. Students will participate in online assessments and games that explore aptitude and interests. The 6 workshops cover topics such as Resume Development, Communications, Values and Interviewing.

During the program students are supported by a mentor. The mentor can also assist with college course registration, and in some cases this program is able to assist financially. Additionally, mentors will work with students to seek and apply for paid positions with Renown and other medical providers. Students are also provided an opportunity to earn the Basic Life Support certification at no cost. In most cases students are able to earn a ½ academic credit upon completion.

“The Medical Career Development Program recently graduated 18 students from Lyon, Churchill and Washoe counties,” Denise Castle, CEO of JOIN said. “Those students are now accessing the tools and resources they need with the support of JOIN’s mentors to identify their career interests and next steps. One student was among 12 successful applicants from a pool of 55 for Renown’s CNA Apprenticeship program.”

Students wishing to apply or learn more should visit or call Tristin Parrish at 775-222-0196. Applications are due January 20th. The program will commence on Tuesday January 26th. In order to qualify students must be on track to graduate and have a satisfactory attendance record.

Students and parents looking to learn more about the program are encouraged to attend a virtual Zoom information session on Thursday January 21st at 4:00 pm. Please contact Tristin Parrish by phone or email to receive the invitation.


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