Engaging our youth for the future
Studies have shown that health care professionals from rural communities are more likely to return to those same areas when they complete their education.
As a result, SWVAHEC works with local high schools in Boone, Logan, McDowell, Mingo and Wyoming counties in Southern West Virginia to educate students about health care careers and training.
We provide pathways to career success
Much like our high school programs, the SWVAHEC provides the educational and practical opportunities for higher education students to engage in health care and supporting and professions.
We connect health care professionals, organizations, and educators with current and potential students gaining certification through community and technical colleges, four-year institutions and private educational and training groups. We monitor programs and provide resources and materials for instruction related to our core values and programs.
Mentoring the future of the region
SWVAHEC offers job shadowing across all five counties served in Southern West Virginia.
Shadowing is one of the best ways to learn more about a profession. It is typically a half-day or one-day observational experience that allows a student to see a typical workday within a specific field.