AtlantiCare launched its High School Hiring Blitz this month, aimed at providing local high school seniors employment upon graduation.
This week, AtlantiCare, along with school leaders and staff, is celebrating the seniors’ success in seeking and getting job offers. AtlantiCare held recognition events at both Atlantic City High School and Buena Regional High School on Monday and will recognize students at Oakcrest High School on Wednesday.
Representatives and hiring managers of the health facility met and talked with students about jobs in patient care, patient access, security, dietary and environmental services, explaining career paths to which the positions could lead.
“This is all about the future. It’s really all about supporting our community and to really make a connection to this high school and a few other high schools to really make it easy to choose a health care profession, and everything we’ve been through these last two and a half years just really reinforces how incredibly important health care is and what an honor it is to be part of a health care team,” said Lori Herndon, CEO and president, AtlantiCare, who attended the ceremony at Atlantic City High School.
AtlantiCare’s Teen Center teams gave students job readiness materials. It assisted students with building resumes and showed them how to fill out applications. It also taught students how to prepare and dress for interviews and did mock interviews with students. AtlantiCare human resources held an interview day at each school, during which it interviewed and extended offers to more than 30 students — 10 at A.C. High, 10 at Buena and 11 at Oakcrest.
“This experience was rewarding for students and our team,” said Beth Tieri, clinical nurse manager, Progressive Care Unit, AtlantiCare Regional Medical Center Mainland Campus, Pomona, who was among the hiring managers who met with students. “The students were prepared and handled the interviews professionally. We’re very excited to help them take this first step in their careers.”
AtlantiCare leaders presented students with symbolic starfish. The health care organization promotes the importance of staff making a difference in health and healing, one person at a time by adapting Loren Eiseley’s “The Star Thrower.”