Zoom into Careers gains corporate sponsors

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: May 15, 2012

      HAMMOND – Students in junior high and high school can now participate in two Southeastern Louisiana University career-oriented workshops at reduced costs thanks to donations by North Oaks Health System and the Livingston Parish Sheriff's Office.

     "Zoom into Nursing" and "Zoom into Criminal Justice," two four-day workshops, are being offered at a special $55 fee due to donations by North Oaks and Livingston Parish Sheriff Jason Ard. Both Zoom workshops will be held in Walker at the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center from June 18 –June 21 and are in partnership with Livingston Parish Public Schools and Northshore Technical Community College.

     The discounted tuition rate will be awarded on a first come, first served basis, and registration will be limited to 20 students, announced Joan Gunter, assistant vice president for Extended Studies.

     Zoom into Nursing Instructor Wendy McCon, is a registered nurse, a certified cardiac life support instructor and a certified nursing assistant instructor. Participants will be taught a variety of hands-on, basic nursing tasks, including changing dressings, taking blood pressure, starting an IV on a simulator and performing common lab tests.

     Zoom into Criminal Justice Instructor Kelly Jennings is a nationally certified 911 dispatcher, a certified emergency police dispatcher, and a national 911 dispatcher certification instructor, Gunter said. Jennings will introduce participants to state-of-the art forensic investigation tools, mock crime scene investigations, dispatch simulations and field trips.

     On-line registration and workshop details are available at www.southeastern.edu/zoom. For more information, contact Extended Studies at 1-800-256-2771, 985-549-2301 or zoom@southeastern.edu. Information can also be obtained by calling the Livingston Parish Literacy and Technology Center at 225-665-3303.

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