WHS Students Accepted in the Centura Pre-Apprenticeship Program
The CTE Department would like to congratulate the following students for their acceptance into the Centura Health Pre-Apprenticeship program last spring: Jenica Berzoza, Jazmin Segovia Galvez, Jacqueline Rodriguez-Vazquez, Oanh Vu, and Genesis Blanco-Reyes. Of the 16 Adams County high school students accepted into the program, five of them were from Westminster High School. The program was to be a joint partnership between Centura Health and Front Range Community College. Students were to have taken college health courses while participating in clinical rotations at St. Anthony's North in a variety of health fields including Nutrition Services, Sterile Processing, Surgical Tech, Phlebotomy and Lab Tech, and Radiology. Due to COVID-19, both Centura and Front Range put the program on hold for now. These stellar students, however, are to be credited with being selected and for their dedication to the field in spite of these extreme circumstances.
We have 5 participants in the Centura Health Pre-Apprenticeship program from the PLTW Biomedical pathway and/or Health Occupations pathway. Through their experience in these pathways they have learned how to diagnose and track infectious diseases (a skill that is currently proving to be particularly valuable), anatomy and physiology, treatment of diseases such as cancer and diabetes, surgical techniques, and some have worked towards certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA). These students will graduate high school prepared to pursue both college and careers in the medical field. Congratulations to these students!