Career Development Experiences in Health Sciences

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The December 2020 convening of I-WIN began with an overview of Career Development Experiences by Heather Penczak. Presenter Jennifer Irvin, School-Community Education Partner at BJC Healthcare, shared on high school internships and healthcare career exploration in East St. Louis, including how this initiative has adapted due to COVID-19. Presenter Michael Kuhn, Principal at Woodruff Career & Technical Center shared on his school’s partnership with UnityPoint Health and how their career program offerings are evolving.

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The Illinois Work-Based Learning Innovation Network (I-WIN) is designed to:

  • Highlight and explore innovative models for work-based learning with a current focus on virtual opportunities.
  • Engage in conversations on creating sustainable, high-quality models that provide broader and more equitable access to work-based learning, building social capital for Black and Latinx students.
  • Build connections among communities to offer best practices, learnings, and resources.
  • Identify needs for state policy changes or support systems.

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