More than 100 students formally launched their new health-related careers at a June 5 ceremony held by the Sacramento County Office of Education (SCOE).
In an evening program held adjacent to SCOE's Career-Technical Education (CTE) office, family and friends celebrated the achievements of students enrolled in the Dental Assistant, Chiropractic Assistant, and Hospital and Community Health Services Programs.
Sacramento County Deputy Superintendent of Schools Marty Cavanaugh addressed the gathering and commended students for choosing career paths that have room for growth.
"You are all making wise career choices," Cavanaugh said. "You are entering exciting fields that are full of innovation. There is no doubt about it; you all have chosen important and valuable career paths. Without a healthy lifestyle and overall good health, we have little to celebrate. Health matters in everything we do."
The students also heard from SCOE Assistant Superintendent Tim Taylor, who urged them to view their new skills as stepping stones to success.
Keynote speaker Lyn Corbet, Director of the Mayor's Office of Youth Development, congratulated the graduates and encouraged them to use their talents to benefit their local communities.
Teachers of the three programs are Darren Law (Dental), Kathy Turner (Chiropractic), and Patricia Smith (Hospital and Community Health). These programs and others are offered through the Regional Occupational Program operated by SCOE's CTE department.
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