The "Start Here, Stay Here" organization, in partnership with local businesses, proudly announces the Western Kansas Career Showcase (WKCS) – Healthcare Showcase, to be held on February 8, 2023, at the Garden City Fairgrounds Exhibition Building. This event is crucial to the organization's efforts to encourage high school students to explore and pursue career opportunities in Western Kansas, particularly in the healthcare sector.


The "Start Here, Stay Here" initiative recognizes the essential role that young talent plays in the growth and sustainability of our communities. By introducing high school students to the diverse career paths available in their hometowns, "Start Here, Stay Here," business partners are committed to nurturing a thriving, skilled workforce that will invigorate the local economy and healthcare sector.

The Healthcare Showcase will feature:

●      Registration and pre-showcase networking with speakers and colleges.

●      Welcome address and introductions by community leaders and student representatives.

●      Informative sessions with healthcare professionals.

●      Open sessions for in-depth discussions and networking.

●      A student-led session focusing on essential professional skills.


This event is a unique opportunity for students to gain first-hand knowledge about healthcare careers, learn essential professional skills, and understand the importance of contributing to their local communities. It also offers a platform for local businesses to showcase potential career paths and establish connections with the next generation of healthcare professionals.


We encourage parents, educators, and students to participate in this showcase and help spread the word about this significant effort. By supporting the "Start Here, Stay Here" initiative, we can ensure that the bright young minds of Western Kansas have every opportunity to succeed and make a meaningful impact in their hometowns.


For more information or to see the full list of supporters, visit www.startherestayhere.org.


About "Start Here, Stay Here" and Western Kansas Career Exploration

"Start Here, Stay Here" is an organization committed to the economic and social development of Western Kansas. It focuses on creating opportunities for young people, ensuring a bright future for the community through initiatives like career showcases and a job board.


To learn more about WKCE, please visit our website: https://www.startherestayhere.org/.


For additional information,  contact:

Joe Coles

Western Kansas Career Exploration Director

(620) 353-7902