February 26-28, 2024
Location: Dean and Barbara White Center
6600 Broadway Merrillville, IN 46410
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm
The purpose of this event is to expose youth, middle and high school students to various healthcare careers through interactive workshops, meeting healthcare leaders, and exploring different career paths.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, overall employment in healthcare occupations is expected to grow 13% from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations; this growth is expected to result in approximately 2 million new jobs over the decade. Opportunities arise from the need to replace workers who leave their occupations permanently, in addition to new jobs created by growth. Growth and replacement needs are expected to generate approximately 1.9 million openings per year on average.
This healthcare career expo would benefit the youth as they try to figure out which career in healthcare they are more interested in. This event will have 25-50 healthcare leaders talk about their careers and what they do. This is a great learning opportunity to gain knowledge about different healthcare careers.
The Youth Healthcare Career Expo that was held in March 2023 was a huge success. The event received positive feedback from teachers, principals, and exhibitors. The expo aimed to educate students and young adults about healthcare careers, and it exceeded its goal by providing insightful information and opportunities for networking. The event featured a range of exhibitors who represented different areas of healthcare, including medical practitioners, hospitals, clinics, and universities. Students had the chance to meet with healthcare professionals, learn about healthcare education and career paths, and participate in interactive workshops.
The feedback received from attendees was overwhelmingly positive, with many expressing their gratitude for the opportunity to be a part of the expo. Overall, the Youth Healthcare Career Expo played a crucial role in providing young people with valuable information and resources that could help them make informed decisions about their future careers in the healthcare industry.
Check the video below to see the snapshots of our first expo last March 13-15, 2023!
Expo Gallery March 13-15, 2023