Dover, Ohio - Area high school students wanting to learn more about careers in healthcare can participate in a free, hands-on program at Cleveland Clinic Union Hospital that kicks off in January. 

The Union Hospital TECH Program (short for "Teens Exploring Careers in Healthcare") is a free program that takes students through the departments of the hospital to learn from the professionals about their job, the technology they use, and the education needed to enter the field. The program has inspired hundreds of local high school students to pursue a career in healthcare. 

UH TECH Career Camp sessions are held once a month on Saturday mornings through April. The first session of this year's program will be held on Saturday, January 12th, from 8:45 a.m. to noon, and participating students will learn have an opportunity to learn more about the program, tour the hospital, and receive hands-on experiences in the Laboratory Department and Radiology Department. The next sessions are scheduled February 9th, March 9th and April 13th.

After the final Career Camp event, graduating seniors will have an opportunity to apply for a $1,000 UH TECH Scholarship, given annually to a student who plans to continue his or her education in a healthcare related field.

For more information or to register for the UH TECH program, call the hospital’s Community Relations Department at 330-308-3599. Students should register for each event they are interested in attending.

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