The minds of Taree Christian College year eight students have been opened up to a new world of career opportunities.
The students visited the Biripi Aboriginal Corporation Medical Centre in Purfleet on Tuesday, November 24 to learn about rewarding careers in health.
Staff members Leonie Morcome, Natika Ridgeway, Erin Taylor, Kirsten Pearson and chief executive Lisa Ogolo first explained their roles at the clinic to the students.
Kirsten has worked at the clinic for six years. She first started as a receptionist and climbed the ladder to become practice manager.
She said ample opportunities exist for young people in health, such as traineeships, and they will always be guided by role models.
"You can give back to your community," Kirsten added.
Leonie asked the students for their perspectives of good health before stating they are 'the future'.
"You will make sure older folks are looked after," Leonie said.
Erin provided the students with details into which procedures she can perform at the clinic.
Lisa invited the students to come back to the clinic to learn more about health and career options.
"I couldn't see myself anywhere else," she said in reference to the clinic.
Students were credited for their comprehensive questions about the capabilities of the clinic and staff.
It won't be long before the students begin to consider career options, so the visit to the clinic could spark an interest in health or, more specifically, Aboriginal health for some students.
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