Last month, students from the New Castle Career Center’s Health Science Education Program attended the Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA) State Leadership Convention. The Competitive Events Program took place at the Westin Hotel in downtown Indianapolis. This is an annual competition designed to motivate HOSA members and provide a system for recognizing the competencies developed by members.
Throughout the competition, students put their knowledge to the test in several different relative subject areas, including: healthcare issues, human growth and development, medical terminology, biomedical laboratory science, clinical specialty, nursing assisting, pharmacy science, and public health. In addition to testing their comprehension of the subject matter, they also have a chance to display the important skills being taught to them during the course of the program. A few of the skills they are tested on are: health career photography, interviewing skills, speaking skills, job seeking skills, researched persuasive writing, and creative problem solving.
Instructor Angie Talbott shared, “I was so excited to be back in person for HOSA SLC. A great time was had by all. I couldn’t be prouder of this group of students and how they did in their individual competitions and professionally representing NCCC.”
Several students also qualified for the International Leadership Conference, which will be held in Nashville, TN June 22-25, 2022.
For more information regarding the Health Science Education Program at the New Castle Career Center, follow the New Castle Career Center on Facebook, visit their website at nccareercenter.org or call them at (765) 593-6680.