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High school healthcare co-op program.

Omi shadows environmental aide April during his Healthcare Support Services Program placement. HHS Photo.

Hamilton Health Sciences story

Finding a career through co-op

Choosing a career path is not an easy feat for a student. Many go on to college or university without a sense of where they want to be after they graduate.HHS

Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) and the Hamilton Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) have teamed up to give students a glimpse into a popular career path—health care. The Healthcare Support Services Program is offered to senior high school students who are interested in working in health care. It allows students to spend an entire semester in an HHS hospital, learning about different jobs, and gaining hands-on experience working in a hospital setting before graduation.

Omi Moahammad, a student at Sir Allan MacNab Secondary School, is just completing his semester in the program. The experience has changed his career aspirations. “Before I came to this program, I wanted to be a nurse,” he says. “After I saw this job I changed my mind, and now I want to be an x-ray technician.”

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Updated on Wednesday, June 13, 2018.
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