Harlan Expo 2013

On October 17th at the Harlan Center in Harlan, Kentucky, Southeast Kentucky AHEC, which serves Bell, Breathitt, Clay, Floyd, Harlan, Johnson, Knott, Lee, Leslie, Letcher, Magoffin, Martin, Owsley, Perry, Pike, and Wolfe counties, co-sponsored our 2013 Health Careers Expo, along with Harlan Appalachian Regional Hospital. 

598 students were expected to attend this event from Harlan County High School, Pineville High School, Letcher Co. Area Technology Center, Leslie County Area Technology Center, Jenkins High School, Cumberland Elementary, and Letcher County High School.  Two schools, Harlan Independent and Bell Central High School did not attend due to fall break and testing; therefore there were 434 students plus 22 chaperones in attendance at our 2013 Health Careers Expo in Harlan. 

There were 27 different vendors from our region and beyond whose booths offered a wide array of hands-on learning offered to pique students’ interest in vast healthcare arena.  SOME of the booths offered the opportunity to experience drawing blood, view CT scans, listen to body sound and more with simulated patients, experience CPR with mannequins, practice air brushing makeup with funeral services, test balance and strength with physical Therapy, take blood pressures, K-9 visit with vet tech, visualize nutrition, proper hand washing for infection control, talk with various college reps about medical school, summer enrichment opportunities, and much more.  

Harlan ARH sponsored lunch for all the vendors by providing pizza, chips, and deserts; the drinks were donated by the CocaCola in Middlesboro.  Harlan ARH has sponsored and participated with each of our Health Careers Expo in Harlan past 6 years. 

A special “Thank you” to all of our vendors and students who made this expo so fun and exciting.