This is Zach,
a high school junior. This is 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.