Upon completion of this conference I reported back to the local Board of Education sharing my experiences and the success of our meetings.
Both of these conferences taught me what it takes to be successful in healthcare.
I became a member immediately and participated locally in many of the community events and service projects.
I also competed in the Ohio HOSA competition for medical innovation and advanced to the local, regional and state level.
Topics included exploring healthcare careers, changes in healthcare, and medical innovations needed in the industry.
I had the opportunity to have an active role in facilitating and participating in workshops and meetings for HOSA members.In May 2018 the Ohio HOSA State Leadership Conference was held in Columbus, Ohio.I had an integral role in interviewing, selecting, and presenting the new Ohio State Officers to over 1500 students and advisors from around the state.Check out these “Two and a half years ago if I had been asked if I wanted to be a part of the HOSA organization I honestly would not have had a clue what that meant or where to begin!I did know that I wanted to pursue a career in the health field and was guided to Tolles Career & Technical Center where I was accepted into the Pre-Vet two year program.I collaborated with representatives from many different states in preparation for our meeting with our political leaders both from the House of Representatives and the Senate to discuss with them the value of Career & Technical Education.We explored and presented evidence regarding the importance of funding for these types of educational opportunities.In September 2017 I participated in the HOSA Washington Leadership Conference where 400 officers from all the states learned strategies to improve our leadership skills.These interactive workshops included topics on self-motivation, problem-solving skills, managing others, and professionalism.I immediately went to the local gym and began working with a personal trainer, Justin.I learned so much from him including how the body works and how surgery takes time to heal.