Pueblo partnership gives high school students first-hand health care experience

PUEBLO, Colo. — A partnership between Pueblo County School District 70 and Parkview Medical Center gives high school students an opportunity to explore careers in health care. The School to Employment Program or (STEP) is a semester-long internship that lets students see what health care careers are like first-hand.

“You get textbook learning while you’re in the classroom but we wanted to be able to provide them with that experience,” said Parkview Medical Center Programs Coordinator Stacy Cristelli. “To be able to give students the opportunity to say ‘Hey, I have an idea that I might want to work in health care someday, but how am I going to know that I truly want to do that?’”

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