Serving Alamance, Caswell, Chatham, Guilford, Montgomery, Orange, Randolph, and Rockingham counties.
Director, Health Careers and Workforce Diversity
Featured programs and activities
We are introducing educational materials that will feature lovable puppets - the Careers in Health Puppet Bunch. Each puppet represents a different career in health. Through this multi-media experience, the puppets are matched with real professionals who look like them and share the same career. The materials portray multicultural and non-traditional gender roles that represent the 21st century in health care. Teachers like and appreciate the program and find that it fits into their health and science curriculum.
Puppet Bunch targets children in grades kindergarten through second grade. It is designed to introduce children to health careers while breaking down perceived ethnic and gender barriers through the use of puppets. This program increases awareness of healthy behaviors and the importance of calling emergency 911 through participation in group games. This is a free service provided by the Greensboro Area Health Education Center.
Catch a Totally Cool Health Career (CATCH)
CATCH focuses on third through fifth grade students by introducing them to health careers through the random selection of pre-chosen healthcare careers and the use of medically oriented props (i.e. clothing and equipment).
Teen Health Career Club
The health career club is designed for middle and high school students interested in learning more about careers in health care. Students will enjoy health science workshops, health career speakers, site visits, scholarship and leadership information, college tours, SAT Prep classes, games and more! Students meet the second Monday of each month.
Annual NC AHEC Future Leader's in Healthcare Conference
This is a three-day annual conference for North Carolina high school students that have a demonstrated interest in health care as a future career. Through educational workshops & discussions, the conference provides students with an extraordinary opportunity to be exposed to college life, higher learning opportunities, decision making skills, college resources and tools for personal growth.
The Preparation of Underclassmen for Science and Healthcare (PUSH) Program, coordinated by North Carolina A&T State University, Department of Chemistry, is sponsored by the Greensboro Area Health Education Center. The program is scheduled for two weeks in the summer. The program considers freshmen students who are seriously planning higher education in health careers, math and science.
Summer Health Institute (SHI) Enrichment Camp
SHI is a three-week non-residential program for current high school rising sophomores, juniors and seniors. Its main objective is to stimulate interest in careers in the health care industry. Through the program, students will participate in science and math enrichment classes, research, and career exploration. The research projects will focus on careers in the health care industry or health-related topics. SHI students also gain exposure to a number of structured activities, including field trips, workshops and laboratory demonstration, instruction on computer applications, technical, scientific writing and public presentations.
Cultural Diversity Workshops
These workshops are designed for educators, community volunteers, and health and human service professionals working with minority populations. Emphasis is placed on cross-cultural mentoring and communication.
Health Careers Information & Enrichment Workshops
These workshops are created and sponsored by the North Carolina Health Careers Access Program (NC-HCAP). Interactive workshops for 5th through 12th grade students are designed to motivate and encourage targeted students to consider career opportunities in the health professions. Each two-hour workshop also provides participants with information about college preparation, admissions requirements, financial aid resources, and information on various health issues affecting today’s youth. Please contact the Greensboro Area Education Center to request workshops.
P.T.T.I Pharmacy Technician Training Initiative
Pharmacy course focusing on preparing high school juniors, seniors, undergraduate students or individuals returning to the workforce to become certified pharmacy technicians and/or to become pharmacists. Students will take classes and work with a preceptor at a retail or hospital pharmacy. Upon completing the classes and clinical rotations, students take the National PTCB Examination to become certified pharmacy technicians.
Greensboro AHEC offers a variety of workshops to include SAT and ACT workshops for students and parents. The purpose is to provide parents with information that will improve their knowledge, how to help students prepare for the SAT and ACT, look for available scholarships, financial aid and other information relevant to financing college expenses.
Many students who have participated in Greensboro AHEC programs have gone on to attend colleges and universities including:
Health Professions Schools
Partners in the Greensboro AHEC region include: