WHAT: The Region 6 Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA): Future Health Professionals Leadership Conference will test the skills and knowledge of high school students in the areas of health professions and emergency preparedness. HOSA events encourage students to explore health science career options.
WHO: More than 400 high school students from eight high schools and technical centers.
WHEN: Friday, Feb. 3 – registration at 9 a.m.; opening session at 9:30 a.m. followed by competitions; awards ceremony at 2 p.m.
WHERE: Baker College of Muskegon, 1903 Marquette Ave., Muskegon 49442
The main venue is the Health Science Center.
DETAILS: Approximately 40 Baker College faculty, staff and students from the college’s many health sciences programs will serve as volunteer judges.
Individual competition events range from 3 to 90 minutes in length. Categories include medical assisting, nursing assisting, life support and dental science, among many others. Examples: In the physical therapy category, students demonstrate application of an ice pack within 6 minutes. Written responses required for several categories, including medical terminology and nutrition, are allotted 90 minutes.
Students who place in the top 10 of each event qualify to participate in the Michigan HOSA State Leadership Conference in Acme, April 27-28, at Grand Traverse Resort.
PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: Alma High School, Beaver Island Community School, Careerline Tech Center, Gratiot-Isabella Technical Education Center, Muskegon Area Career Tech Center, Traverse Bay Area ISD Career-Tech Center, West Shore ESD Career and Technical Education Center and Wexford-Missaukee Career Technical Center.
ABOUT BAKER COLLEGE: The largest private college in Michigan, Baker College is a not-for-profit higher education institution accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. Founded in 1911, Baker College grants doctoral, master’s, bachelor’s and associate degrees, as well as certificates in diverse academic fields including applied technology, business, education, engineering, health science, information technology and social science. Baker College has on-ground campuses throughout Michigan and offers online programs that can be completed 100 percent online without ever visiting a campus. In 2016, the Online Learning Consortium recognized Baker College Online with the OLC Quality Scorecard Exemplary Endorsement, the highest ranking for online higher education programs. For information, visit www.baker.edu or follow Baker College on Twitter, @bakercollege, or on Facebook, www.facebook.com/bakercollege.
The media is welcome to interview students before and after
their competitions and is invited to attend the awards ceremony.
If you plan to attend, contact Jan Jenkins
at 517.898.2858 or firstname.lastname@example.org.