Career Exploration Options


CHI Health is honored to collaborate with HOSA (Health Occupation Student Association) in Nebraska and Iowa to prepare the future health care workforce today.  Mercy-Council Bluffs sponsors the Council Bluff’s Tucker Center HOSA Chapter, while Lakeside and Midlands host an annual Career Exploration day for more than 400 Nebraska HOSA high school students.   CHI Health serves on the Nebraska State HOSA Board and is a proud sponsor.


Project SEARCH

CHI Health St. Elizabeth, Good Samaritan, and St. Francis ministries provide career exploration to students in Project SEARCH. CHI Health Creighton University Medical Center - Bergan Mercy, Midlands and Lakeside hospitals support school district-sponsored programs for students with special needs. 


Step-Up Omaha

CHI Health Immanuel has financially supported the Step-Up Omaha! Initiative since 2006.  In the summer of 2017, CHI Health strengthened our partnership with Step-Up and afforded 10 students the opportunity to job shadow departments, gaining a better understanding of the careers in health care.   Areas of career exploration are: Laboratory, Pharmacy, Physical/Occupational Therapy, Environmental Services, Food Services, Nursing and Administrative Offices. 

CHI Health will continue to collaborate with Empowerment Network Step-Up Program to provide training and career awareness for an additional 10 youth to fulfill our mission by eliminating poverty through employment.  



iJAG is the premier non-profit organization connecting business and education to provide the most cost-effective dropout prevention and school to career solutions in Iowa. Students in the iJAG program have trouble making it in a conventional classroom because of the distractions and barriers at home, outside the classroom or even inside the classroom. Relying on real-world, project-based instructional methods and an unconventional approach to personal connections with students, the iJAG teaching specialists work within conventional learning environments to help remove barriers and show students how to achieve the next step of their career or education. 


Avenue Scholars

CHI Health is honored to provide Avenue Scholars students work based learning opportunities in an effort to fulfill their mission to ensure careers for committed students of hope and need through education/training and supportive relationships. 

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For more career exploration options check out our Teen Volunteer Program.