Local 6th graders scope out medial field careers

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More than 100 students packed the halls of methodist college Friday, to dip their toes into what the medical field has to offer.

“With Peoria being a regional leader in healthcare, there are a lot of jobs for them to consider,” says Eileen Setti, Chair Of Career Pathways and Continuing Education. “So to be able to provide this opportunity to them is wonderful.”

From mannequins that blink, to learning from the Peoria County Coroner, to seeing the inside of an ambulance, 6th graders from Sterling Middle School immersed themselves in a day of learning.

“The more that we can expose young kids to these types of opportunities and develop those interests as they are in high school and beyond, then we’re hoping we can keep them right here in the region where they can work and raise their families,” says Setti.

AMT, Easterseals and the Peoria County Coroner, along with Unity Point Health and Methodist College helped put on the program.

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