Educating Our Caregiving Professionals of the Future
Staying connected with our "caregiving professionals of the future" has never been more important. Our affiliate organizations are actively engaged with area high schools and colleges to make sure students are aware of the many potential career opportunities available in long-term care, as well as to provide expertise on various subject matter important to a learner.
Recently Julie Chetney, Director of Senior Services was invited to share her knowledge and expertise with students in the CiTi BOCES New Visions Specialized Career Program, where she explored best practices in dementia care. The students participating were engaged and had great questions, and Julie was pleased to be able to share her expertise with them.
Bishop's Commons is a host site for the program and our residents and staff alike always enjoy the time spent with students during their rotation with us.
Of her involvement, Chetney noted, “It’s been a pleasure having young aspiring healthcare professionals in our community over the years as well as meeting with them as a larger group. Their desire to learn and gain experience in the field is refreshing.”
About the Program: The New Vision Specialized Careers program is designed for high school seniors who have a strong interest in pursuing a specific career. Students will participate in classroom instruction, along with real-life, career-related experiences observed during rotations that are specifically tailored to their career interests (e.g., business/finance, psychology, engineering, education and law-related fields, etc.) These rotations will give students an overview of typical occupational experiences. The classroom setting is held on the SUNY Oswego campus, giving students a firsthand experience as college students. For more information visit https://www.citiboces.org/Page/353