How it Works: Zach’s NH Work-Based Learning Story. This is Zach.

This is Zach,

a high school junior. This is Zach’s NH work-based learning story.

How it Works: Zach’s NH Work-Based Learning Story

When Zach was 10 years old, his family moved across the country to find better healthcare for his little brother. As he grew older, Zach became more and more passionate about helping people.

How it Works: Zach’s NH Work-Based Learning Story
One day in his junior year, he attends a career and technical education (CTE) presentation from the Make a Wish Foundation and the Race for a Cure Organization. The industry professionals came to Zach’s class to talk about how their organizations support children.
How it Works: Zach’s NH Work-Based Learning Story
Zach loves what he’s hearing. The mission-driven service work resonates with him and wants to learn more.
How it Works: Zach’s NH Work-Based Learning Story

Zach’s teacher helps arrange a visit at the Make a Wish Foundation to get a feeling for what it is like to work in a nonprofit environment. At the end of Zach’s visit, he realizes there was still more he’d like to see and learn.

How it Works: Zach’s NH Work-Based Learning Story

Zach remembers how crucial the nurses were to his brother’s treatment and supporting his parents. Until now, Zach hasn’t given much thought about going to college. His parents never went.

How it Works: Zach’s NH Work-Based Learning Story
His advisor suggests Zach should attend an industry tour at St. Joseph Hospital. That’s when Zach has a lightbulb moment to study nursing.
How it Works: Zach’s NH Work-Based Learning Story: Lakes Region Community College
Upon graduation from high school, Zach decides to pursue his Associate degree at Lakes Region Community College (LRCC). He is intrigued by the apprenticeship model they offer where he can take classes and work at the same time.
How it Works: Zach’s NH Work-Based Learning Story, Lakes Region General Hospital

Zach gets into the medical assistant apprenticeship program where he works alongside staffers at Lakes Region General Hospital to gain real-life learning experience while getting paid and continuing his studies. After graduating with an Associate degree from LRCC, Lakes Region General Hospital offers Zach a position as a medical assistant.

How it Works: Zach’s NH Work-Based Learning Story

The best part?

Because of work-based learning, Zach, a first-generation college student, enters the workforce with minimal debt, has already received on the job training and is ready to succeed in the career pathway of his choice. This is Zach’s NH work-based learning story.

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