High School Seniors Inducted into Medical Explorer Post Program


On Thursday, October 23rd, twelve high school seniors from the Savannah Chatham Public School System were inducted into the Savannah Technical College & St. Joseph’s/Candler Medical Explorer Post Program in an Orientation and White Coat Ceremony held at Savannah Technical College.

This partnership between Savannah Technical College, St. Joseph’s/ Candler, Learning for Life and the Savannah Chatham Public School Systems gives youth the opportunity to do an in-depth and on-going exploration of their chosen Career Pathway throughout the school year. The White Coat Ceremony marks the beginning of a year-long career development program consisting of presentations, demonstrations, basic medical skills practice, employability skills, hands-on activities, campus and worksite tours, presentations and demonstrations. For more information about the local Explorer Post program, visit: www.sccpss.com/Distr ict/Academic+Affairs/High+ Schools/Career+and+Techni cal+Education/Careers+Plan ning/Explorer+Post.htm

Special thanks are extended to Savannah Technical College’s Melanie Smith for organizing the White Coat Ceremony. Many thanks also to Marcia Jones from Savannah Technical College, Kenneth Tessier, Head Athletic Trainer at St. Joseph’s/Candler and Derrick Muhammad from the Savannah Chatham Public School System for their participation and assistance. Special thanks also are extended to Gayle Tremble, Youth Apprenticeship and Work-based Learning Coordinator for the Savannah Chatham Public School System for her assistance in organizing this new Explorer Post and to the following St. Joseph’s/Candler co-workers for their assistance in organizing this year’s activities: Cindy Johnson, Brad Trower, Joe Winburn, Heather Downs and Joyce Connerat.
Submitted by:
Barbara Foley, M.Ed.
Learning for Life
Program Director

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