April 11, 2018
Indigenous students had a special sneak peek into the many different health care career and volunteering options available at Thunder Bay Regional Health Sciences Centre. The Indigenous Career Experience (ICE) Program, held on Wednesday, April 4, included tours, presentations and hands-on activities in a number of departments including our Health Research Institute, Biomedical/Physical Plant, Volunteer Services, the Operating Room, a Nursing Simulation, and Nutrition & Food Services.
The ICE program serves as a great way to introduce Indigenous youth to a variety of career possibilities that exist within health care. The goal is to provide Indigenous students with a good understanding of how our Hospital works, and to encourage them to pursue career opportunities with us.
This year’s event welcomed high school students from the Thunder Bay Catholic District School Board, Lakehead Public Schools, Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School and Matawa Learning Centre.
The ICE program also hopes to inspire Indigenous students to get involved as volunteers at our Health Sciences Centre. In addition to helping students earn their mandatory volunteer hours, volunteering can provide a lot of valuable career experiences for students.
To learn more about volunteer opportunities, please visit www.tbh.net or contact Volunteer Services at 807-684-6266.