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Published on October 24, 2011

Smedley High School Students Accepted into Career Exploration Summer Program

In Brief

  • Fifteen students from the Crozer-Keystone Heath System-affiliated Smedley High School for Healthcareers were accepted into the Career Exploration Program.
  • The program is sponsored by the Community Action Agency of Delaware County.
  • In the seminars, students learn vital skills for their future, including how to write a resume and conduct research into colleges and potential careers.

Fifteen students from the Crozer-Keystone Heath System-affiliated Smedley High School for Healthcareers were accepted into the Career Exploration Program sponsored by the Community Action Agency of Delaware County.

The program is for economically disadvantaged high school youth to participate and learn in a six-week paid internship. Beginning July 5, the students began working 17 hours a week at Crozer-Chester Medical Center. The students will also attend a professional development seminar once a week.

In the seminars, students learn vital skills for their future, including how to write a resume and conduct research into colleges and potential careers. They also discuss their experiences in the program.

“It is good for the students to participate in the program because it creates a connection with Crozer-Keystone Health System, the county’s largest employer,” says Jennifer Levy, project administrator for the Community Action Agency of Delaware County.

Gwen Smith, president of Springfield Hospital, was instrumental in getting the students connected with the program. She had interest in the program for the students when the school first opened in 2008. However, the students were not old enough to participate; students need to be at least 16 years old.

“It is important for the students to stay engaged for the summer with our program,” Levy says.

The Smedley High School for Healthcareers is dedicated to preparing and motivating students to pursure further education toward a career in the medical sciences through a special curriculum and community-based partnerships.

For more information, call the Smedley High School Careers at (610) 499-2850 or visit http://cusd.smedley.schoolfusion.us.

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