Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine, Jefferson College of Health Sciences, and Virginia Western Community College are hosting an event today to teach high school students about jobs in health care.
It's the first time that all three schools have partnered up for the "Within Reach" seminar.
The event will show local teens what resources and training are available here in the Roanoke Valley.
The seminar will introduce high school students and their parents to more than 30 different health care careers.
Each student will also receive a road map that includes step by step instructions of how to land a job in the industry.
Virginia Tech Carilion Associate Dean for Community and Culture, Dr. Dave Trinkle, believes it's important to get kids thinking about these careers early as there is a lot of local opportunity.
He says, "We know that health care is very important to our community and it's a big industry here in our community. There are lots of needs and so we want our high school students in the Valley to be able to take advantage of those needs."
Programs that will be discussed tonight range from two to six years.
The event begins at 6:00pm at Virginia Tech Carilion.
Free parking will be available.