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Peru State and Southeast NE Area Health Education Center Team to Sponsor Rural Healthcare Career Fair for High School Students Tuesday, March 17


(Peru, Neb.) More than 200 high school students from across southeast Nebraska are expected be on the Peru State College (PSC) campus Tuesday, March 17, to learn about career opportunities in the healthcare field.  Events begin at 9 a.m. at the College Theater (located at the south end of Hoyt Science Hall).


Students from the following high schools are expected to attend: Auburn, Elmwood-Murdock, Falls City, Humboldt-Table Rock-Steinaur, Johnson-Brock, Johnson County Central, Lewiston, Lourdes Central Catholic (Nebraska City), Nebraska  City High School, Falls City Sacred Heart and Southeast Nebraska Consolidated.  


Several sessions are scheduled throughout the day. The Fair will begin with a demonstration of what a career as an athletic trainer is like, which will be followed by a panel discussion of the benefits of working in rural Nebraska. Additionally, a professor and medical student will discuss what it takes to be a successful student. The afternoon session will feature remarks from health professionals from hospitals in Auburn, Falls City and Nebraska City discussing 15 different healthcare careers.


Southeast Nebraska Area Health Education Center (SE-AHEC) is a non-profit organization located in Beatrice, Neb., whose mission is to recruit and retain healthcare professionals in southeast Nebraska through innovation, education and collaboration. SE-AHEC provides service in 17 counties in southeast Nebraska. The primary focus areas are building health careers awareness and interest for K-12 students through classroom presentations, science meets, summer health careers camps, and after-school programs; providing continuing education for providers already working in the communities; assisting health professions students who are in the communities doing their clinical rotations; and supporting and improving community health through health fairs, community health education, and local and regional planning.