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CCH welcomes 5 high school seniors into Journey Program

Through the program, CCH will pay for the students' college classes and materials while enrolling them in professional development courses to jumpstart their healthcare careers.

(File photo/Campbell County Health)

GILLETTE, Wyo. – Five high school seniors have been selected to participate in Campbell County Health’s Journey Program which will provide them with education and job training in the healthcare industry. 

The Journey Program is a professional development program available to high school students who will graduate in the Spring of 2023 and have expressed interest in pursuing a healthcare career, according to CCH. 

Kaydence Black, Spencer Buchanan, Iracel Gonzalez, Hailee Morgado, and Tynelle Fields were chosen from a total of 12 applicants looking to participate in the multi-year Journey Program’s registered nurse or respiratory therapist tracks, CCH says. 

The five selectees will be enrolled in professional development programs at CCH, per a Feb. 23 release, which also states that the health organization will pay for their college classes and materials. 

As for the remaining seven applicants not chosen for the program, CCH extended offers of employment to each of them so that they may take advantage of employee education resources to start their healthcare careers, according to the release, which adds that the organization was impressed with all applicants. 

“We are proud to welcome five amazing high school seniors into the inaugural cohort of the Journey Program,” Lisa Coleman, CCH manager of professional development and emergency preparedness, said in a statement. 

Coleman said all 12 applicants had the drive and compassion to be successful healthcare providers, whether that be through the Journey Program or the traditional employment route. 

“Our goal is to jumpstart and cultivate the careers of 12 amazing Campbell County youth,” Coleman said.