Kaskaskia College is proud to announce that its Dental Assisting and Radiology Clubs have received a $1,250 grant from the South Central Illinois Area Health Education Center.
SCI-AHEC exposes the area youth to the many rewarding health care career opportunities that are available. These opportunities are introduced through classroom presentations, science fairs, school-based health career clubs, junior volunteer programs, career fairs, rural health career camps, job shadowing, internships and career resources.
It is the mission of the South Central Illinois Area Health Education Centers (SCI-AHEC) to inspire, train, recruit and retain a diverse and broad range of health professionals to practice in rural communities, where the need is greatest.
It is the plan for the SCI-AHEC to help develop an interest in health professions, support them through their educational experience, recruit them back to work in the local communities and retain them for a lifetime.
The Awards may be used for any club activity that will enrich or enhance undergraduate curriculum in the area of health professions. All winners must arrange and provide a 30 minute health career presentation to a SCI-AJHEC area junior or high school class, club or camp.
Sharon Elwood, Sponsor of the KC Radiology Club says, “The Radiology Club plans to use the grant money to fund their annual trip to the Illinois State Society of Radiologic Technologists Conference to be held in Peoria.” The conference provides an opportunity to support and become involved with the Radiography’s State Society. The conference hosts a Registry Review for students. It provides an opportunity to network with working professionals in the field, as well as other students. Presenters often provide interesting information about new and current trends in Radiology, share stories about their own personal experiences as a Radiographer, and lend words of encouragement to those about to graduate from a Radiology program and enter the workforce.
The Dental Assisting Club will use the grant money to help pay travel expenses to Chicago for the Chicago Midwinter Dental Meeting where the club will visit the dental exhibit hall to learn about dental products and attend a seminar training course, just for dental assistants, that gives them hands on experience on new dental products.