How Western Dakota Tech is preparing the next generation of healthcare workers
RAPID CITY, S.D.– Some future healthcare workers got a first hand look at what pursuing a career in health care entails. Local high school juniors and seniors were invited to Western Dakota Tech for it’s annual Scrubs Camp. The event introducing students to the many courses in healthcare the college has to offer such as; Practical Nursing, Phlebotomy, Dental Assisting and many more.
Western Dakota Tech says the Scrubs Camp gives students a chance to learn about health care fields that aren’t well known. Director of Admissions at Western Dakota Technical College Diana Newman says, “There are many health care fields, not just doctors and nurses while we have those and we understand the importance of those. There’s also folks, you know, who work in labs and do microscope work, who draw blood, who dental assistant. There’s a variety of exposure that students will get today so that they can have knowledge as they learn to pick a post-secondary education or a career opportunity for them. So we want to prepare our students for the workforce, but we want to expose them to all the opportunities that are out there that are needed to move our communities forward and keep them healthy.”
64 high school students from around the Black Hills took part in Tuesday’s Scrubs Camp which is made possible through a partnership with the South Dakota Department of Health. For more information or to find a Scrubs Camp near you click here.