SESD AHEC offers programs to educate and inspire young people to choose a career in healthcare. These programs, such as camps, career fairs, mentoring programs, and guest speakers, offer a fun and exciting environment with real-world examples and experiences. Opportunities are designed for students to discover the possibilities available in the healthcare professions, identify college prerequisites and requirements, and equip you with the tools, information and resources needed to pursue a rewarding healthcare career.
Based on population and employment statistics, projections indicate that thousands of workers will be needed in the healthcare industry in the next decade.
Educators who work with youth, whether in or outside the classroom, play a critical role in instructing our youth about healthcare careers. The Southeast South Dakota AHEC provides instructional tools, activities, and information educators can utilize to educate students and their parents about the many careers in healthcare. Some of the resources the SESD AHEC provides are “In-A-Box” curriculums, Stop the Bleed training kits, and compression mannequins.