CCEDC Offers Immersive Summer Camp for Teens & an Important Deadline


Health Care Connect, an initiative of the Chester County Economic Development Council (CCEDC) has planned a Health Care Summer Immersion Academy for area teens entering their junior or senior year for June 26 – 30, 2017.

Designed for those interested in pursuing a career in the health care fields, this week-long camp allows participants to explore and experience activities in forensic science, nursing, radiology, physical therapy, veterinary medicine, environmental health, and more.

Eight area health care facilities including Bryn Mawr Hospital, Chester County Hospital – Penn Medicine, Chester County Intermediate Unit, Good Fellowship Ambulance & EMS Training Institute, Immaculata University, Kendal-Crosslands Communities, Penn State Brandywine, and Penn Vet will be hosting the students, allowing them to interact with health care professionals from a variety of specialties across the continuum of care.

“As teens begin to think about college and career planning, this summer camp is the perfect opportunity for those interested in healthcare to begin to delineate where their interests lie,” said Laura Bruce, Clinical Nurse Educator 6C & System Oncology.  “Bryn Mawr Hospital is excited to participate in this unique summer camp.  As a proud supporter of the community, we know that the young people of today are the future of healthcare delivery.”

Students will start each day at the CCIU on Boot road before departing to visit one or two different facilities each day where they will participate in hands-on activities.  “The future of health care is in the hands of our young people.  Health care offers careers of a lifetime that are rich in opportunity, rewards and career growth,” said Susan Petley, HROD Operations Manager for Chester County Hospital.

“The feeling of meaningfulness that one gets from caring for others is truly a unique aspect of what makes our staff committed to our values of innovation, compassion and respect in the pursuit of excellence in patient care.  We look forward to welcoming new generations to our hospital family in the commitment of serving our community today and for years to come.”

CLICK HERE for registration and additional information.

The Health Care Summer Immersion Academy is the newest edition to CCEDC’s robust career exploration activities.  Last year, 3,648 young people participated in such programs as Girls Exploring Tomorrow’s Technology (GETT), Techies Day, What’s So Cool About Manufacturing video contest, career showcases, and job funds.

Youth programming is supported in part by contributions from companies via Pennsylvania’s Educational Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program.

A business paying taxes in Pennsylvania can receive up to $750,000 in tax credits annually.  Tax credits may be applied against the tax liability of a business for the tax year in which the contribution was made.

EITC provides companies with a 75% tax credit for donations to a non-profit scholarship or educational improvement organization.  The tax credit increases to 90% if the company commits to making the same donations for two consecutive years.

Pass-through entities, such as S-Corporations, Partnerships, LLCs, etc.,

can now apply for EITC electronically using DCED’s Single Application for Assistance.  Deadlines are as follows:

  • May 15 – Business applicants who have fulfilled their 2-year commitment and wish to reapply in FY 17/18 to renew their 2-year commitment.
  • May 15 – Businesses who are in the middle of their 2-year commitment.
  • July 3 – All other businesses including initial applicants and those applicants wishing to submit an additional application on top of their previously submitted 2-year commitment.

For more information, please visit the PA EITC Program Website.

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