CT HOSA Fall State Leadership Conference
Postponed from Nov. 16, 2018 to Friday, Jan. 4, 2019
Snow date is Friday, Jan, 11, 2019
The Fall Conference CT HOSA is co-sponsoring CT Tobacco-Free Youth Leadership Summit
Location: Founder’s Hall—Center for Health Sciences Building (East Entrance) at Naugatuck Valley Community College, 750 Chase Parkway, Waterbury, CT. Click here for the Campus and Parking Map.
Registration and breakfast is from 8:00 am until 8:30 am
The program begins at 8:30 am. The program ends on at 2:00 pm
Click here for the agenda.
Sponsorship: The Summit is sponsored by EdAdvance on behalf of NW CT Partnership for Tobacco-Free Communities and Western CT Alliance for Tobacco-Free Communities, with generous grant funding provided by CT Department of Public Health. Summit co-sponsors are CT HOSA-Future Health Professionals, Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, KEYS, Campaign for Tobacco-Free Kids, and Naugatuck Valley Community College.
The Summit will provide a platform for the middle, high school and post-secondary students around the state to learn about local, state, and national tobacco-free advocacy efforts, trends in youth-led initiatives to promote tobacco-free communities, and state and local legislative agendas that promote tobacco-free policies in local communities. Through highly engaging and interactive workshops, students will see how they can have a meaningful voice in this conversation and how they can improve their own leadership and advocacy skills. It is open to all interested middle and high school students at no charge .
Workshops include: Mental health awareness and how HOSA members can help. Our overarching HOSA Service Project for last year and this year is NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness)
HOSA State Officers will present on the benefits of HOSA and how to become a state officer. We hope to offer tours of the state-of-the-art simulation labs at Naugatuck.
CT HOSA Spring State Leadership Conference
Saturday, March 9, 2019
Snow date is March 16, 2019
Location: Waterbury Career Academy, 175 Birch Street; Waterbury, CT
Note: All written competitive exams will be given prior to the State Waterbury Career Academy.
The conference runs from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm.
Students who are participating in a competitive event that has a written test only do not have to attend the conference but there will be no announcements or awarding of medals until the day of the conference. All other events have a skills component that will be given on the day of the conference. Note some events have a written test plus a skills component and others have two skills components.
All students who compete or attend the conference must pay the $55 conference fee. Breakfast and lunch is included.
For students who attend the conference, when they are not competing, they may attend free workshops and presentations during the day.
Students and their advisors are responsible to read and understand the guidelines for the test that they are participating in. Some events require students to bring their own equipment.
New for 2019 competitive events: Every student who is competing is required to bring their identification. This is a new rule for 2019 ILC and was voted by the CT Advisors that all students must show their id before competing. For more info please click here.
All students and their advisors are expected to dress in their HOSA uniform.
The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience. The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.