Hands-on Training for Health Care Careers at New Queens High School

North Shore-LIJ is lending its healthcare expertise to a new high school in Queens. The health system has designed an emergency medical technician program for students at the new Institute of Health Professions at Cambria Heights. The school is a new Career and Technical Education School focusing on technical education and hands-on science skills. In addition to a four-year college track, students may also choose a career-readiness program to become an EMT or a nurse assistant. Upon graduation and state certification, graduates will be able to work in an entry level healthcare job. The schools other partners include the health system’s Center for Learning and Innovation, the New York City Department of Education, the Institute for Student Achievement and Hofstra University.

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