THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Area Students Learn About VA Careers
Issue Date: February 6, 2020
Over 380 high school juniors and seniors from 10 area high schools participated in the ninth annual VA Career Day on Jan. 30 at the Oscar G. Johnson VA Medical Center in Iron Mountain, MI. The event provided local students the opportunity to get a first-hand look, and in many cases hands on experience, of the various careers at a VA health care facility.
Students were able to browse up to 38 career booths and talk with VA employees eager to discuss their careers. Students were exposed to a wide variety of clinical and non-clinical professions ranging nursing, physician, social work, and rehabilitation medicine to engineering, finance, law enforcement, and supply management.
"This event hosted by the VA allows our student to see the wide variety of good jobs available right here in the Iron Mountain area," said Scott Trevillian, Principal at Niagara High School. "It provides an opportunity to help keep our talented young people here in our local workforce," he added.
At some of the career booths, students were able to participate in hands-on demonstrations. For example, students were able to perform simulated laparoscopic procedures and acupuncture, take out sutures, and intubate a high-tech mannequin.
The high schools participating in VA Career Day were Iron Mountain, Kingsford, Niagara, Norway, North Dickinson, North Central, Forest Park, Pembine-Beecher-Dunbar, Florence, and West Iron.