Skip to main content

Pee Dee AHEC Health Careers Program and Darlington County School District Collaborate on Communication Workshop

Communication is changing. Today’s high school students largely prefer text messaging, email, and social media, such as Facebook, to traditional channels such as communicating face-to-face or by phone with someone. However, these skills still remain crucial to searching for and obtaining employment. To help, Pee Dee AHEC and Darlington County School District will collaborate to offer an employability skills workshop for the Darlington County School District Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Office after school program this spring, led by WIA Coordinator Rudell DuBose.

“With so many fast ways to communicate today, it can become easy for our communication skills to get sick. We’re hoping this workshop will be fun while at the same time equip young people with skills on how to communicate well, not just online, but in person,” says Pee Dee AHEC Health Careers Program Coordinator Larrissa Clavon. Ms. Clavon will present the spring workshop, “WellTalk: A Communication Workshop.”

Ms. DuBose and Ms. Clavon both agree that effective communication skills strengthen students’ ability to interact with professionals. The goal of “WellTalk” is to give students confidence in talking with adults at college and career fairs hosted by their high schools, during tours on college and university campuses, at interviews for jobs and internships, in speaking with their teachers at school and in casual conversation at home.

During “WellTalk,” students will explore the importance and relevance of communication skills as high school students, develop ways to share and receive information more effectively, learn the importance of communication in health professions and all professions, and exercise different ways to improve their overall communication skills.

The “WellTalk” workshop will take place March 3, 5, 10, and 12 during the after school program serving Darlington High School students at the Darlington County School District WIA Office located at 501 Spring Street, Darlington, SC.

For more information contact Larrissa Clavon at lclavon@mcleodhealth.org.

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Lowcountry AHEC Moves into New Building

Lowcountry AHEC has moved into its new building and is excited to continue serving its 12-county region from the new space. Lowcountry AHEC is now located at: 87 Academy Road, Walterboro, SC 29488 Phone and fax information remain the same, for more contact information, please visit the Lowcountry AHEC website at  lcahec.com .

A COVID-19 Update from Our Executive Director

At South Carolina AHEC it is our mission to serve the state to ensure each and every community has the healthcare workforce and access it needs. In times like these, it’s even more important to support our healthcare professionals and the health workforce pipeline and, as the pandemic evolves, we are here for you. Just in the past couple of days we have:  Assisted two universities in meeting requirements of their interprofessional education (IPE) curriculum by providing access to AHEC Scholars online programs Provided information about the Health Careers Program (HCP) modules to the SC Department of Education to list with their health sciences curriculum as they transition to online learning Adjusted student housing needs and protocols and assisted with relocating clinical placements while tracking new policies from many institutions Moved numerous live continuing professional development (CPD) events to webinars to help healthcare professionals maintain access to education

Kelly Jones, PharmD, Named 2016 South Carolina AHEC Educator of the Year Award

Kelly Jones, PharmD, BCPS is recognized as the 2016 South Carolina AHEC Educator of the Year. Dr. Jones is the Associate Professor of Family Medicine in the Department of Family Medicine at McLeod Regional Medical Center in Florence. He was nominated by the Continuing Professional Development staff of Pee Dee AHEC in recognition for his outstanding contribution to the continuing professional development of healthcare providers across South Carolina and beyond. The South Carolina AHEC Outstanding Educator of the Year Award recognizes excellence in instructors of continuing education in the South Carolina AHEC system. The Outstanding Educator is selected based on their ability to present content in a practical, useful format that meets the needs and expectations of program participants while communicating the material enthusiastically. Educators must also successfully adapt presentations to address multiple learning styles.   Dr. Jones has served the South Carolina AHEC in a myriad