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Upper Valley Students Explore their Career Interests at APD

April 5, 2012—On Tuesday, April 3, Alice Peck Day Memorial Hospital hosted a group of middle school students from Lebanon Junior High School as part of the Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership’s (UVBEP) Job Shadow Day.

The Job Shadowing experience allowed the eighth grade students to observe the day-to-day activities of the hospital staff and provided an opportunity to see how skills taught in the classroom are applied beyond school walls. Students also gained insight on careers they might pursue in the future.

At APD, the students learned about health careers and spent their day in areas of the hospital including: Radiology, Surgical Services and Rehabilitation Services.

Pictured: APD’s Wendy Fadden (far right) introduces Job Shadow participants Marika Ohar, Lauren Goodell, Emily Merrihew (left to right) to the Rehabilitation Department.

About UVBEP: The Upper Valley Business and Education Partnership is a nonprofit organization serving over 20 schools in the greater Upper Valley region of New Hampshire and Vermont. The Partnership facilitates programs that link schools with local employers, including experiential learning and career planning projects for students and professional development activities for educators.