District Partners with Huntsville Hospital for Expansive Health Sciences Education
This venture will enhance opportunities for Huntsville City Schools’ students to learn more about the healthcare industry and medical profession. According to the U.S. Department of Labor, healthcare occupations will grow by nearly 20% between now and 2024. Huntsville Hospital is one of the largest employers in the area, with a workforce of over 7000.
“I am excited for the career-path opportunities this partnership will provide to our students,” said Superintendent, Dr. Casey Wardynski. “The collaboration will expose students to project-based, practical application relevant to the healthcare industry and the medical professional, while developing the Hospital’s future prospective workforce.”
“We will work with the Huntsville City Schools to develop a challenging curriculum to attract and prepare students for a health sciences career. The demand for quality healthcare workers exceeds the supply, so we hope to be educating some future employees,” said Huntsville Hospital Health System CEO, David Spillers.
The new agreement will also provide uniformity for needed sports medicine requirements for the District that will enhance the many services for our student athletes, as well as coaches and staff.
"The Orthopedic Center is pleased to continue our relationship supporting youth sports in our city schools. The opportunity to showcase the many career choices in orthopedic and sports medicine will be valuable to students in the Huntsville City Schools," said TOC Administrator Jeff Hamilton.