P-TECH Program to Further Student Education Opportunities
Royse City – Hunt Regional Healthcare is pleased to announce a new partnership with Royse City High School involving the Pathways to Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) initiative under the guidance of Mrs. Nikki Steele.
The P-TECH mission “is to provide all students with an education that begins in grade 9, continues through high school completion with a high school diploma, and culminates in attainment of an associate degree in identified fields, thus preparing students to succeed in college and/or a career,” as stated by the Texas Education Agency.
Hunt Regional Healthcare will support this program mission by providing mentors, speakers, facility visits, job shadowing, curriculum guidance, job interviews, and more.
For several years, Hunt Regional has hosted Royse City High School Health Science student clinical rotations. These RCISD students have a wonderful reputation for excellent behavior and commitment, so additional student engagement opportunities were welcomed by the healthcare system.
“By providing top-notch educational experiences to RCISD students, we will strengthen the expertise and knowledge of our future workforce.” said Chief Executive Officer of Hunt Regional Healthcare, Lee Boles. “Our mission is to continually improve the health of the people in the communities we serve by providing quality, cost-effective and service-oriented care. We are thrilled when our community members join us on this mission.”
Current P-TECH specialties include: phlebotomy, certified patient care tech, pharmacy tech, and certified nurse aid. One hundred thirteen students currently participate in the program. The goal is to grow this program by fifty students each year in the allied health path of study.
In addition, an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) training course will be facilitated by Hunt Regional Healthcare beginning August 2023.
“A growing number of students are choosing allied health fields as areas of study and career paths after high school. This partnership stands to offer even more opportunities for students to explore their passions and areas of interest,” said Royse City ISD Superintendent Kevin Worthy. “We are thankful for the leadership at Hunt Regional for investing in our students.”
About Hunt Regional Healthcare:
Hunt Regional Medical Center is located in Greenville and provides an extensive list of outpatient and diagnostic services. Facility locations include Commerce, Caddo Mills Emory, Forney, Leonard, Rockwall, Royse City, Terrell, and Quinlan. The Hunt Regional team is committed to standing by the families and communities they serve.
About Royse City ISD:
Royse City ISD is a fast growth school district 30 miles east of Dallas. The district serves 8,800 students in PreK to 12th grade and stands to grow by 800 to 1,000 students yearly. The 77 square mile district spans over portions of Rockwall, Collin and Hunt Counties with a mission to empower students and shape the future.