CTE Highlight for SPS

Suzanne Gretch - MEd. CTE Admin Student

Group of students

One of the main projects at SPS and NEWTECH Prep is the Healthcare Academy in partnership with Providence Health Systems. 21 students from NEWTECH Prep’s health science courses are participating in paid internships at Sacred Heart and Holy Family Hospitals, as well as three Providence clinics. The students will perform their internships in the areas of CNA, Sterile Technician, Medical Assisting, and Pharmacy Technician. These students gain experience in their chosen fields by working directly with healthcare professionals, patients, and applicable equipment in their field.

My role has been to support and facilitate the relationship between Providence and SPS, providing project tasks and flow to gain access to qualified students, supporting the student selection process, and ensuring students obtain employability coaching and support throughout their internship experience this spring. Students began their internships on February 12th and will complete them at the end of the semester.