Success Education Colleges Hosts First Bring Your Child to Work Event

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Initiative Connects Kids with Allied Health Field, Preparing Them for a Bright Future

North-West College Team Members Bring their Kids to Work

By introducing these children to the health care field at an early age, we're helping to spark an interest that will hopefully lead to a bright and rewarding future.

From August 2–4, Success Education Colleges (SEC) welcomed more than 60 children of Team Members to its campuses for the Colleges' first Bring Your Child to Work event. Designed to give Team Members the opportunity to share their professional roles with their kids ages 9 to 16, the event also provided children with an introduction to the health care field. SEC intentionally scheduled three consecutive Bring Your Child to Work days to allow individuals with multiple children to bring one child with them each day.

"One of our goals was to show children what their parents do here at Success Education Colleges and help them understand how important their parent's individual role is to the Colleges as a whole," explained Riverside Campus Director Irma Pirone. "They were so excited to find out how their parents make a difference at SEC."

In addition to hearing about their parents' responsibilities, children who attended the event participated in several activities designed to give them a glimpse into allied health careers. From learning how to make toothpaste in the Pharmacy Technician lab to watching a mock surgery and touring the Medical Assisting and Vocational Nursing labs, the days were filled with hands-on, enriching moments.

"The Bring Your Child to Work event also served as a mini career day for the kids who came," Pirone said. "At the end of the day, we had some children share that they wanted to become a Surgical Technologist. Others were interested in Nursing or working as a Pharmacy Technician. By introducing these children to the health care field at an early age, we're helping to spark an interest that will hopefully lead to a bright and rewarding future."

SEC President Mitchell Fuerst shared that, from start to finish, Success Education Colleges' first Bring Your Child to Work event was a complete success. "It was so awesome for these children to see what their parents do every day to help students change their lives for the better," Fuerst said. "We are excited to make this an annual event—next year, we would love to see 100 kids visit our campuses!"

About Success Education Colleges
A leader in allied health education, Success Education Colleges (SEC) has been committed to training individuals to enter and advance in the health care field for 50 years. SEC is a system of nine postsecondary colleges and includes North-West College (7 campuses), Glendale Career College, and Nevada Career Institute.

Success Education Colleges offers a supportive educational environment for those ready to start a health care career. To date, SEC has graduated more than 45,000 students—individuals who have gone on to raise the standard of excellence at health care organizations of all types.

For more information about Success Education Colleges, please visit http://www.success.edu.

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