Taster of career opportunities in health sector
23 February, 2020
Sixth year medical student and trainee intern Nathaniel Carter explains to ILT Foundation trustees Paddy O’Brien (left), Suzanne Prentice and Mike Mika how to use a stethoscope during a Programme Incubator site visit at Southland Hospital last year. Photo: Petrina Wright
About the community group/organisation/individual
Programme Incubator is designed to introduce secondary school pupils to possible career opportunities in the health sector through the use of guest speakers, interactive sessions and visits to various hospital departments.
Through the programme, Year 10 – 13 pupils attend the Health Careers Expo at Southland Hospital, attend hospital site visits and engage in work experience.
What the grant went towards
The Invercargill Licensing Trust and ILT Foundation have been supporting the incubator programme at Southland Hospital since 2008, providing combined grants equating to more than $200,000 over that time.
What the grant means to the community group/organisation
“The support from community funders creates the opportunity for more students to be involved and enhances the positive experience for students with access to resources that complement the sessions,” Programme Incubator co-ordinator Jan Tait said.