RCET Hosts Akron Public Schools Healthcare In Progress (HIP) Students

This past week in the AT&T Classroom, RCET was excited to collaborate with our College of Education, Health, & Human Services Office of Outreach & Diversity to host high school students from Akron Public Schools who are participating in the Healthcare In Progress program. The Healthcare In Progress (HIP) program is a collaborative effort of Akron Public Schools, Kent State University, Summa Health Systems, Akron General, and Northeast Ohio Medical University (NEOMED). The program is open to high school students from Akron Public Schools who are interested in pursuing a profession in a health-related field. The 2015 HIP class kicked-off their work in the AT&T Classroom with a presentation by Jennifer Miller, Director of Academic Services in Kent State’s College of Public Health who guided the students in completing a Self-Directed Search (SDS) Career Exploration inventory. Based upon the findings of their profile, students selected a specific health care profession and then conducted online research to gather data and information regarding a career in that field. Students then received instruction on a variety of digital tools to use to prepare a presentation of their research including Adobe Slate, Adobe Voice, Google Slides and Haiku Deck. Students will share their presentations with their families at a closing session on Saturday in the Kent State Student Center.