South East AHEC
Serving Brunswick, Columbus, Duplin, New Hanover, and Pender counties.
Director of Health Careers and Workforce Diversity
Featured programs and activities:
CSI (Careers in Science Investigation) has been designed to offer students information about health careers and opportunities to conduct scientific experiments that relate to the human body.
Health Career Education Awareness Conference
This program provides school counselors and educators with information to heighten knowledge and awareness of the resources that are available for those who counsel students about careers.
Health Careers Symposium
An annual event that takes place on a college campus that offers area high school students the opportunity to meet health care professionals and discuss career preparation.
Health Careers Awareness Puppet Shows
These interactive presentations feature puppets as the characters teach elementary students about healthy behaviors and health careers.
Youth Health Service Corps
A health careers recruitment program that engages diverse high school youth as "student leaders" in meaningful community service. Students are trained using a six-module curriculum that prepares them to function in health care settings that assist the underserved.
“South East AHEC has been a wonderful resource for me. I am a parent as well as a teacher and advisor for an afterschool program. My students have had up-close experiences with health careers. We have had groups tour at the hospital and the health department, and they also shadowed various health professionals. Many of my students have attended the SAT workshops and youth health conferences. It isn’t magic that motivates students to learn – it is SEAHEC’s positive spirit, energy and enthusiasm that causes young people to listen and respond.
SEAHEC is an important forum that addresses the need for young people to be prepared and armed with the information to choose a career in the health field. I believe SEAHEC knows that many children ‘cannot be what they cannot see.’ SEAHEC is an organization that provides experiences for children to see the possibilities and see where they are needed.”
- Valarie Farnum, parent and teacher
Many students who have participated in SEAHEC programs have gone on to attend colleges and universities including:
Partners in the SEAHEC region include: