HFCC Holds Fifth Annual Seminar for Men in Non-Traditional Careers

To encourage men to consider a career in health care, Henry Ford Community College’s University Transfer, Advising and Career Counseling Center will present its fifth annual “Imagine the Possibilities: Non-Traditional Seminar for Men in Health Careers and Nursing” Wednesday, Apr. 7 from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. in the Hackett Conference Room in the Health Careers Education Center on HFCC’s main campus, located at 5101 Evergreen Road in Dearborn.

The event is free and open to the public. Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided, along with door prizes. HFCC faculty, students and graduates will discuss HFCC’s associate degree registered nursing program and HFCC’s associate degree and certificate health careers programs, including physical therapist assistant, respiratory therapist, radiography, surgical technology, ophthalmic technician and pharmacy technology. Breakout sessions during the seminar will highlight each of the programs, according to Diane Green, HFCC’s associate dean of the University Transfer, Advising and Career Counseling Center.

“I believe the Non-Traditional Seminar is an excellent way for prospective students to learn about our programs first hand,” notes Green. “It’s a rich and invaluable experience to be able to engage HFCC program lead faculty, meet current students, talk with program graduates, and find out about program requirements and possible tuition assistance, all in the span of a few hours.”

Brenda Hildreth coordinator of HFCC’s Student Outreach and Support office will speak about support services available, including information about grants that students may qualify for to defray college costs. Chad Austin, HFCC job placement officer, will talk about points to consider when choosing a career goal and give information about HFCC’s job placement services.

Keynote speakers will be Shawn Joyce, a graduate of HFCC’s radiography program, Jerry Hebert, a student in HFCC’s surgical technology program, and Brian Sears, who will talk about his experience as a male student in HFCC’s nursing program.

To register for the seminar, or for more information, please contact Brenda Redinger at (313) 845-9617 or HYPERLINK mailto:bredinger@hfcc.edu.

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