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Health Careers and Minority Workforce Development 

Cyndi Meredith, BS, Director

Through programs targeted to students, parents, educators, and health and human service professionals in Southeastern North Carolina, Coastal AHEC seeks to provide information, access and education in the areas of health careers, minority workforce development and diversity training. Coastal AHEC collaborates with the North Carolina Public School System and the North Carolina AHEC system to offer a variety of programs which can be tailored to meet the needs of individuals and organizations.

North Carolina Health Careers Manual 

A useful publication highlighting descriptive information on over 85 health occupations. This guide groups related careers under separate sections, listed in alphabetical order. For each career listing, readers can get not only a job description, but an overview about the career's educational programs, high school preparation, academic requirement, areas of specialization, salary information, work environment, and professional associations. Additionally, there is a section providing information on financial aid options, as well as other useful information about educational programs and locations. 

For a copy of this manual call Cyndi Meredith at 910-343-0161 ext. 314

Taking Your Place: Exploring Science and Health Careers

This weeklong summer program is for current seventh and eighth graders interested in exploring a career in the health science industry.  This hands-on experience provides an opportunity to look at a variety of science and medical careers and to learn what skills are needed to prepare for these careers. Faculty from UNCW and Brunswick Community College in addition to professional health care providers.  Topics include chemistry, medical technology, bio-medical equipment and more!

Session 1 meets June 26-30, 2000 from 9-3:30pm at Coastal AHEC, UNCW and NHHN.

Session 2 meets July 10-14, 2000 from  9-3:30pm at Brunswick Community College and UNCW.

Tuition is provided through a grant from the North Carolina AHEC Program.

For more information call Cyndi Meredith at 910-343-0161 ext. 314


This page was last updated on September 24, 2001