Building and Sustaining Community Partnerships in the Health Sciences


Angela Hefter

Palmdale High School Health Careers Academy

Tim Klein

Palmdale High School Health Careers Academy

Tuesday, February 14, 2012 - 3:00pm - 4:15pm
Session Type: 
CPA Session
Presentation Category: 
Employer and Community Partnerships
The Health Careers Academy at Palmdale High School has 25 years experience building partnerships with industry and the high school. Currently over 200 students are actively involved in an internship or job shadowing rotation at one of 60 different clinical sites in the community. Challenges and success strategies of building and sustaining relationships with clinical sites for the students will be addressed, such as establishing rapport, building connections, and industry involvement in classroom activities such as HOSA , interviews, judging senior projects, and curriculum development.

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