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May 17, 2022

For immediate release


  • Keely Baribeau, PHASD Director of Community Relations, (810) 984-3101, ext. 4021; kbaribeau@phasd.us


This is part of the ongoing partnership between the district and local organizations that include McLaren Port Huron and P.J. Wallbank Springs, Inc.

PORT HURON — Port Huron Schools proudly announces that currently two students from the Biomedical STEAM Project Lead the Way program at both Port Huron High and Port Huron Northern have been hired by McLaren Port Huron for positions at the hospital, following a paid internship opportunity offered this past semester. This career learning and exploration is due to a new partnership McLaren Port Huron has with the district that launched in January. The hospital is a sponsor of the Biomedical STEAM programs at both high schools. 


Some of the job opportunities in the internship program included physical therapy, medical imaging, inpatient nursing and laboratory interns. The intention for this fall is to expand the program to include positions in facilities and clerical areas. McLaren Port Huron is planning to hire up to 12 students per semester.


“It is wonderful to see our students are ready for the next step in exploring their biomedical careers,” said Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services Catherine Woolman. “To develop local talent is a high level and unique advantage our district has due to our partnership with McLaren.”


“We’re excited to partner with Port Huron Schools to not only expose students to the variety of health care careers that exist, but also to give them real opportunities to find a career in a thriving organization right here at home,” said Eric Cecava, President and CEO at McLaren Port Huron.


The students' application and hiring process included vetting by the team at their home high school and interviews at McLaren Port Huron. The program has them working at McLaren up to 20 hours per week. It is expected to grow as hiring needs and student achievement in STEAM combine to provide beneficial outcomes for both organizations. Port Huron Schools is the only district in the region with K-12 STEAM experiences for students.

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