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PA Governor Rendell Puts Focus of Health Careers Week on In-Demand Occupations
Date:11/10/2009

ploring careers in health care through volunteer or part-time service, are Pennsylvania's greatest asset as we confront tomorrow's workforce challenges," said Dedrick. "I speak for all Pennsylvanians when I applaud Kelly for the more than 2,200 hours of volunteer work she has done for multiple health care organizations over the past two years."

Boxler's volunteer work includes teaching water safety to children and assisting in blood drives for the American Red Cross and helping with clinics at the local senior center. Her participation in emergency calls with Pleasant Hall Volunteer Fire Co. helped to earn her the organization's junior firefighter of the year award in 2009.

Health Careers Week is sponsored by the Pennsylvania Center for Health Careers in cooperation with more than 40 public and private government, education and health care industry organizations.

For more information on health careers in Pennsylvania, visit www.paworkforce.state.pa.us. Select "A to Z Link List," then select "Center for Health Careers" then, from the left navigation bar, select "Health Careers Week."

EDITOR'S NOTE: The 2009 Student Health Care Hero Award regional winners are as follows:

State winner, Central Region winner, representing South Central Workforce Investment Area: Kelly Boxler, Chambersburg Area Senior High School and Franklin County Career and Technology Center, Chambersburg, Franklin County.

Northwest Region winner, representing West Central Workforce Investment Area: Abby Marie Smith, Hickory High School, Hermitage, Mercer County.

Northeast Region winner, representing Northern Tier Workforce Investment Area: Brittany J. Brown, Tunkhannock Area High School, Tunkhannock, Wyoming County.

Southeast Region winner, representing Lehigh Valley Workforce Investment Area: Amber Spe
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