The first thing most people say when they hear there are over 40 high school health and biological pathways in our region is, "I had no idea!" Well, just as employment opportunities are exploding in the health care field around the Capital Region, so are the high school preparation programs through the work of CRANE.
CRANE recently partnered with Sacramento State's College of Health and Human Services to host high school educators as well as numerous employers and community college representatives for a conference to discuss how to continue the region's 'healthy' growth in the health care field. Kicked off by CSUS President Robert Nelsen, the conference is just one example of how health care businesses and schools are coming together to ensure that Sacramento and its surrounding counties continue to have some of the leading hospitals and bioscience companies in the country.
The key is keeping our local talent in the region by introducing them to health and biological career opportunities in high school and training them in local college programs so they can be hired by local health care employers. It's a win-win-win that CRANE is working hard to make happen!