Fedcap Brings Connect2Careers™ to New Hampshire
Fedcap introduced 60 New Hampshire youth and young adults to a host of potential healthcare careers at our Connect2Careers™ event at Hesser College in Manchester on Aug. 21.
After a welcome from the Office of Minority Health and Refugee Affairs (OMHRA) and the Deputy Director from the Division for Children Youth and Families (DCYF), the young participants spent 10 minutes each talking to professionals whose jobs include radiological technologist, pharmacy medical technician, dental hygienist, nutritionist, licensed alcohol and drug counselor, recovery support worker, massage therapist, phlebotomist, emergency medical technician, nurse, social worker and personal care assistant.
Participants included youth from Webster House, Easter Seals and Sununu Youth Development Center of Manchester and the Nashua Children's Home as well as young adults involved in the Health Professionals Opportunity Program (HPOP). One participant delightedly announced: “Well, now I know what I want to be – a dental hygienist!”
Exhibitors who sent career representatives included: Catholic Medical Center; Pharmacy Tech; Radiological Techs;
Manchester Health Department; Serenity Place; The Moore Center; the Medical Assistant Program at Manchester Community College; the Bureau of Healthy Eating and Physical Activity at the NH Department of Health and Human Services; the Rochester VNA, and Catholic Charities – New Hampshire.
HPOP is a five-year initiative led by the NH Department of Health and Human Services, OMHRA to increase workforce training opportunities for low-income individuals who desire training in healthcare occupations.