Virtual Healthcare Interactive
On Wednesday, March 30 Career and Technical Education (CTE)high school students across the state, interested in healthcare careers, will participate in a Virtual Healthcare Interactive live broadcast, in partnership with the Utah State Office of Education and Intermountain Healthcare. Participating high schools will be linked to the Utah State Office of Education via EdNet. Students will participate in a 2-hour event where they will view a taped surgery/procedure and will directly communicate with the surgeons/physicians, using real-time technology. The healthcare topic this year is maternal and infant health. Students will watch a vaginal delivery and a caesarean delivery of newborns.
There will be 11 broadcast sites with approximately 365 students viewing. The following school districts and schools will be participating in the live broadcast: Canyons School District, Granite School District, Jordan School District, Murray School District, North Summit School District, Park City School District, Salt Lake City School District, Tooele School District, Wasatch School District, Kanab High School, Lake Powell High School, Ogden High School, Rich High School, Roy High School, Timpanogos High School, and Weber High School.
The Virtual Healthcare Interactive is an annual event that engages students through technology and allows hospitals to bring more students into their environment with limited liability exposure and minimal interruption to the hospital.
“CTE provided me a good working environment that I could learn in and take my education to the next level.” – McKenzie Butler, Valley High School
According to the Utah Department of Workforce Services, occupations in the group “Healthcare Support” will enjoy the fastest annual average growth rate in Utah through 2016. The industry sector, “Health Care and Social Assistance” (North American Industry Classification System – NAICS) employs close to 12 of every 100 workers in Utah.
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