CFI Students Present Career Profiles
Students in the Allied Health Science (AHS) program at the Laurel County Schools Center for Innovation (CFI) have been conducting research into their intended career pathways in the area of healthcare professions. Each student was responsible for learning about the educational requirements, the licensure/certifications needed, the time to earn a degree and the type of degree needed for the career. Additionally students researched the job duties, salaries, and job growth projections. Ed Bowling, BSN, RN and Tammy Jones, MSN, RN who are instructors at the CFI indicated that every student needs to be familiar with their career path requirements and that was the learning objective for this assignment. Additionally, Mrs. Shannon Sizemore and Mrs. Kate Ray, who are both English instructors at the CFI, spoke about the assignment and how it helps students to research and organize information for a formal presentation and to actually be judged on their “soft skills” or presentation skills by professionals from area colleges, healthcare agencies, and medical clinics.
“We are very supportive of this type of project-based learning at the CFI. It is critically important that students “know before they go” and “try it before they buy it” with regard to career pathways considering that, a college education has become so expensive in recent years. We want students to do their “homework” and be able to make informed decisions about their intended career pathway, remarked Dr. James Davis, CFI Principal. Students are provided with significant health science coursework, experiential training, and dual college credit opportunities.