Students learn about career options at hospital

Selected juniors and seniors from Kingman High School visited Kingman Regional Medical Center on Feb.

7 to learn about career opportunities in their hometown through the Entry Level Initiative Project.

The Entry Level Initiative Project is sponsored by the Workforce Development Committee of the Kingman Area Chamber of Commerce in partnership with KHS, private sector employers and the Mohave County One-Stop Center.

Project chairwoman Jean Goujon said the hospital visit was a first step, adding that KHS graduates who do not plan to further their educations still have excellent employment opportunities in Kingman.

The goal of the Entry Level Initiative Project is to introduce KHS students to local employers who offer career opportunities with good pay and benefits.

"The Entry Level Initiative is a perfect tool to expose our high school students to employment opportunities available in their own back yard," said Lynne Steiger, program representative with the Mohave County One-Stop Center and an Entry Level Initiative team member.

"These students may also qualify for additional employment and training services through the Workforce Investment Act – a federally-funded job training program available at the One-Stop Center."

Evan Kunert, employment specialist at KRMC, acted as tour guide for the students.

Places they visited included the Del Webb Wellness Center, communications center and radiology/nuclear medicine.

Entry Level Initiative field trips are open to interested juniors and seniors.

Students may obtain more information from their guidance counselors at KHS.

Students must apply for selection to the program by completing a resume, cover letter, and employment application to their counselor.

A selection committee reviews every application and resume to select applicants with the best qualifications.

Other area employers scheduled to host upcoming Entry Level Initiative field trips are Tru-Serve, Quail Piping and Citizens Communications Call Center.

For more information, contact Steiger at 753-0723 ext.

4436 or Ruth Wentling at KHS at 692-6480.