RhPAP offers support to rural Alberta community attraction and retention committees to partner with the local health facility and high school(s) in hosting a rural high school skills day in the community.
The interactive day offers high school students a hands-on opportunity to engage in common health-care activities. They are also able to have discussions with the instructors about health-related careers in the community, health-care provider job experiences, and the educational requirements for specific health-care careers.
The intent of the high school skills day event is to encourage local students to consider a career in rural health care and learn about the local opportunities available.
This also offers rural communities the option to ‘grow their own’ health-care providers.