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VGCC Health Sciences students connect with employers

Vance-Granville Community College held its second annual Health Sciences Career Fair in December at the college’s South Campus in Granville County. The event was organized by the VGCC Career Services department and Health Sciences division to help students in health-related programs to meet potential employers and explore career options.

Participating health care facilities included Granville Health System, Murdoch Developmental Center, Maria Parham Medical Center, UNC Physicians Network, Rocky Mount Rehabilitation, the R.J. Blackley Center, Franklin Oaks Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, VCU Health Community Memorial Hospital and Central Regional Hospital. Representatives talked to students about their career aspirations and accepted their resumes.

Several institutions of higher learning were also on hand to talk with students about options to continue their education. The four-year schools included Chamberlain College of Nursing, Grand Canyon University, North Carolina Central University, North Carolina A&T State University, UNC Wilmington, Lees-McRae College and Cabarrus College of Health Sciences.

Attendees included students from VGCC programs including Nurse Aide I and II, Medication Aide, Phlebotomy , Practical Nursing , Associate Degree Nursing , Medical Assisting , LPN to ADN Transition, Criminal Justice Technology , Medical Office Administration , Radiography , Pharmacy Technology and Medical Coding, along with some who are preparing to enter Health Sciences programs.

For more information on VGCC’s Health Sciences programs, contact Audrey Stainback at (252) 738-3210.

For more information on career services at VGCC, contact Linda Fletcher at (252) 738-3466.


Above: From left, Oby Onuorah and Debbie Laney of Central Regional Hospital talk with Kimberly Ilupeju of Hillsborough, a student in the LPN to ADN Transition Program at VGCC, during the Health Sciences Career Fair at VGCC’s South Campus on Dec. 2, 2016. (VGCC photo)