81.4 F
Cruz Bay
Sunday, August 14, 2022
HomeNewsArchives65 Students Complete Hospital Summer Employment Program

65 Students Complete Hospital Summer Employment Program

August 10, 2006 – Sixty-five high school and college students were honored Thursday for completing the 2006 Summer Youth Employment Program at Schneider Regional Medical Center. Each student received a certificate and a backpack for his or her participation in the 10-week program.
The summer program was sponsored by the Department of Labor, West Indian Company Ltd., the St. Thomas-St. John Chamber of Commerce, V.I. Superior Court, and Senators Celestino White and Liston Davis.
The program placed local students in various agencies for the summer, but of all the agencies participating, the hospital placed the largest number of students.
One of those students was Antoinette Nibbs, a 2002 graduate of Antilles School, who graduated from Harvard University with a degree in chemistry.
"I learned a lot from working here at the hospital lab," said Nibbs. "I did blood work, HIV tests, pregnancy tests, and worked with different electrolytes and compounds." She said she hopes to use her experience in pursuit of a career working to develop new pharmaceuticals to treat disease.
Dedicacion Cortijo, the hospital's coordinator of the summer program, said this year's summer students were all "mature, intelligent and good matches" for the areas and departments they were assigned. She mentioned one summer student, Jeannette Smith, who did so well in the human resources department that the hospital is looking at her as a potential hospital employee.
"She has a great attitude and her interaction with people is excellent," Cortijo said. "I never heard a 'I can't' do something from her or an unwillingness to take on a specific task. She was an excellent summer student."
Rodney E. Miller Sr., Schneider president and CEO, said the summer program is another effort by the organization to encourage young people to pursue careers in health care.
"In addition to our Medical Explorers program and our student nurse extern program, the Summer Youth Employment Program exposes our youth to the many different career options in health care. We thank our sponsors, all our departments that participated, and most importantly our summer students for making this year's program so successful," Miller said.

Back Talk

Share your reaction to this news with other Source readers. Please include headline, your name and city and state/country or island where you reside.

Print Friendly, PDF & Email
Keeping our community informed is our top priority.
If you have a news tip to share, please call or text us at 340-228-8784.




Support local + independent journalism in the U.S. Virgin Islands

Unlike many news organizations, we haven't put up a paywall – we want to keep our journalism as accessible as we can. Our independent journalism costs time, money and hard work to keep you informed, but we do it because we believe that it matters. We know that informed communities are empowered ones. If you appreciate our reporting and want to help make our future more secure, please consider donating.



FROM FACEBOOK

Comments Box SVG iconsUsed for the like, share, comment, and reaction icons
Load more