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Area teens to learn more about healthcare careers with Black Swamp, Mercy Health - Tiffin

Submitted by MATT KIBLER • Jul 30, 2019 at 7:30 PM

TIFFIN — The Black Swamp Area Council’s exploring division has announced its collaboration with Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital to offer local high school students in and around Seneca County, the opportunity to discover their future as a professional in healthcare.

The program, held once a month during the school year (September through April) at the Tiffin hospital, will enable high school students to get hands-on career experience through immersive and engaging activities.

Students will engage and network with professionals in emergency services, radiology, surgery and more throughout the year. The program will begin Sept. 10 with an open house held at the hospital at 5:30 p.m. The open house is an informational meeting for both youth and parents to learn more about the exploring division and to join the program.

“Mercy Tiffin Hospital is excited to develop this partnership with the Black Swamp Area Council’s exploring division as we work together to provide additional learning opportunities for students to expand their knowledge of the exciting career options available in health care services,” said Charles Ervin, administrative director of operations. 

“We look forward to working with students interested in exploring … (and) to further develop the next generation of health care professionals and leaders;” adding he was excited for what the program can become.”

The exploring division seeks to engage and educate the professionals of tomorrow by acting as a bridge between corporations and the youth in the communities they serve. Students will learn about career opportunities, life skills, character education and gain leadership experience. The Mercy Health - Tiffin Hospital program, alongside the Seneca County OSU Extension Office Ag program, will be the first two exploring programs in Seneca County in quite some time.

If you or your student are interested and want to attend the open house, or if you want to learn more, contact Exploring Executive Matt Kibler at 567-245-1259 or at [email protected]

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