High school freshmen explore health science careers

MADISON, Wis. (WMTV)---Madison high school students spent the day at Edgewood College learning about health related careers for the inaugural Multicultural and Health Careers day.

In coordination with the Personal Pathways Initiative program, fifteen local high school freshman explored health science fields, like nursing.

The program allowed students to interact with medical equipment and see what a career in a health field would look like.

“There’s a huge need that we need to fill and hopefully this pathways program that the students are part of will carry them onto wanting to go into the healthcare field,” said Kristin Gabriel, an instructor and forger graduate of Edgewood College’s nursing program.

Nearly 500 freshman are in Madison Metropolitan School District’s first pathway program.