Sundre High students who are interested in a career in health care got to experience a variety of possible health care roles.   

During a health care skills day on March 13, about 40 students got to learn about airway intubation, cardiac treatment, x-ray lab technician work, suturing, pharmacy, emergency medical services (EMS), and dental hygiene.  

Brooklyn May, a Grade 11 Sundre High School student attended the health care skills day, as she is interested in a career in health care.  

May said the highlight of the day was being at the e-Sim lab, where she got to work with a life-like mannequin.   

“Experiencing a life-like simulation that gives you a close representation of what you would expect in a real-life cardiac event was really interesting,” May said. “The health care skills day is a chance to learn hands-on and not just in a classroom setting. The community coming together to give us small-town kids opportunities like this means a lot to us.”  

Corynn Sande, a Sundre High School teacher said students attending the health care skills day benefit in many ways, including making connections to what they are learning at school.  

“When students experience health care skills days, we see them making connections between their school learning and the real world. That’s exciting,” Sande said.