Central Louisiana Area Health Education Center and Our Lady of the Lake College-A Franciscan University in Baton Rouge recently presented the CI: Healthcare program for high school juniors and seniors. The program provided students the opportunity to explore nursing and allied health fields. Students rotated through departments to gain experience from a variety of medical career choices.

On Jan. 13, 62 students were able to investigate and participate in several health care fields and given the opportunity to observe firsthand procedures used in each field. Our Lady of the Lake College students and faculty were on hand to answer questions about specific careers.

Attending from East Feliciana Parish Schools were Emma Cobb, Kenley Karno, Jara Lockhart and Alyssa LeBlanc, of Silliman Institute; and Janyci Fulkerson, of Slaughter Community Charter.

Attending from West Feliciana Parish were Lauren Lee and Destinee Morris, of West Feliciana High School.

CLAHEC is a nonprofit, community-based agency that serves as a training and information resource for health and education professionals for a 17-parish region, according to a news release. A primary goal of CLAHEC is to identify local needs and develop programs that will encourage young people to consider a career in health care and to practice in rural and underserved communities.