Our First Health Conference
President Kennedy is now working in partnership with NHS Health Education England and Coventry University to raise the awareness of professional pathways into health care and social care.
We hosted the very first "Health Conference" which allowed students with an interest in these career routes to have a hands on experience when meeting and working with healthcare professionals.
The event was supported by ten different sectors including healthcare assistants, occupational therapists, midwives and nurses, to administrative apprentices and community emergency response teams.
170 Year 8, 9, 10 and Post 16 students attended the day, which opened up new horizons and opportunities into careers of which they had not been aware. It also gave them exposure to a range of apprenticeship routes there are into health.
One student said:
" I didn’t know you could do an apprenticeship at degree level" and another, after working with a midwife changed their mind on the area of health they wished to pursue, as they now had a real understanding of what it was like to work in different sectors.
It was a very informative and enjoyable day for all involved.
Mr Dalton, Leader of Educational Pathways into Health