April 1, 2023

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Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy was back in her home district today visiting Seminole High School to tour the school’s magnet program for health career training.
WESH 2 caught up with her to talk about her efforts to support programs like these in the future.
District leaders say the goal is to strengthen the pipeline from the classroom to good-paying medical jobs.
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy talked to Seminole County school officials as she toured Seminole High School Thursday.
The congresswoman checked out the school’s Academy of Health Careers’ magnet program.
“It is an incredible program, and really a benchmark program that I think should be replicated all over the country,” Murphy said.
According to Murphy’s office, health care jobs are expected to grow 16% by 2030.
“It’s so important for us to be training people to go into the health care profession, because there is an increasing demand,” Murphy said.
The program gives students a chance to learn hands-on skills in the medical field before they finish high school, a great opportunity for seniors at the school.
“There’s no words to put how grateful I am for this program. It’s just amazing I can get out of high school and find a job right away,” Amaia Saysavanh, a student said.
Back in July, a bill containing funding for this program was approved by the House Appropriations Committee, and if it becomes law, those students could see some industry-grade equipment in the classroom.
“This equipment is amazing, but it’ll help us find better opportunities, more ways to learn and more modern equipment for us to learn,” Saysavanh said.
The congresswoman says she’s working to secure more than half a million dollars to bolster and expand the program.
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