(C)2013 NPT PHOTO BY KATIE PITTSER
Kaighla Moorefield, left, and Sydney Sneed, right, both Cocke County
High School juniors, job shadowed several Resident Care Specialists
including Cindy Lewis, center, at Newport Health and Rehabilitation
Center. Lewis instructed Moorefield and Sneed on how a nurse would
properly check a patient's blood pressure using the blood pressure
cuff and a stethoscope.
|Published: 8:10 PM, 04/26/2013
||Last updated: 8:10 PM, 04/26/2013
Source: The Newport Plain Talk
NEWPORT-Wednesday, April 24, 2013 marked the 3rd Annual
Job Shadowing Program for Cocke County High School and Cosby High School
juniors. In 2011 the Cocke County Partnership/Chamber of Commerce had a vision
to revitalize the job-shadowing program that had previously been in the Cocke
County school system in years past.
Member Services Coordinator, Lynn Ramsey brought the idea
to Director, Valerie Fancher and together the two revamped the entire
"Beginning in 2011 we set some very strict
parameters to the selection process of the program," said Fancher. "We decided for the first year
that we were not going to focus on the quantity of the students that we would
send through the program, but the quality of the program. At that point it was decided that the
number of students that we could provide a quality experience for was 30.
"An application was formed, and the students knew up
front that this would be a selection process based on the quality of their
application, an essay about why they wish to participate in the Job Shadowing
Program, and a teacher recommendation."
For more details, please see the weekend edition of the
Newport Plain Talk.
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