Growing Health Leaders Career Conference Set for Friday

The Health Care Sector Committee of the Workforce Investment Board of Tulare County (WIB), in partnership with the Tulare County Office of Education, College of the Sequoias, and the Central Valley Health Network (CVHN) is hosting the third annual Growing Health Leaders Career Conference on Friday, October 26, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., at the College of Sequoias. 

The event is sponsored by the College of Sequoias Career Education Consortium. Close to 150 high school students currently enrolled in health care academy or health care occupation courses at Tulare County high schools are expected to participate in the event that focuses on career exploration, and includes presentations from Physicians, Dentists, Nurses, and various other health care professionals.

“It is very exciting to see such a great program continuing,” said Kerry Hydash, Associate President and CEO of Family Health Care Network and WIB Health Care Sector Committee Chair. “Each year, without fail, we see students better informed about health careers and energized about the possibilities!”

The career conference is a product of the hard work of CVHN and the WIB’s Health Care Sector Committee whose members include representatives from Family Health Care Network, Kaweah Delta Health Care District, Tulare Community Health Clinic, the Tulare County Health and Human Services Agency and Tulare Regional Medical Center. The goal of the conference is to provide students the opportunity to interact with professionals in occupations that match their interests as well as to expose students to the spectrum of occupations available in health care today.  The keynote speaker at the event will be Sandra Escudero, Health Education Coordinator for Family Health Care Network and a 2012 Latinas in Business and Professions Association Latinas in Health honoree.   

A unique aspect of this event is a Customer Service session designed by Human Resources professionals with Family Health Care Network, Kaweah Delta Health Care District and Sierra View District Hospital. The session will teach students why customer service is so important and will describe best practices that health care providers employ to ensure patient satisfaction and quality health care.

For more information regarding the WIB’s Health Care Sector Committee and future events, call Adam Peck at 559-713-5200.