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Freshman Health Career Exploration Fair

Healthcare Industry

4-Year IHE

Organizations Involved

Battle Creek Public Schools, Grand Valley State University

Occupations Involved

High school students

Workforce Development Focus

Increasing number of healthcare workers

Workforce Issues Addressed

Attracting individuals who have not yet entered the workforce / labor force to work in a healthcare profession


The Freshmen Health Career Exploration Fair is hosted by Battle Creek Public Schools and its goal is to encourage high school freshmen to major in a health profession in college. Representatives from Grand Valley State University's College of Health Professions and GVSU's Kirkhof College of Nursing attend the Fair. The Fair familiarizes students with high-paying and intellectually stimulating careers in healthcare and it exposes them to community resources that can help them realize their goals of becoming healthcare professionals. Funding comes from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation.

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