LAKELAND, Fla.--()--WellDyne, an industry-leading provider of health and wellness solutions, is pleased to announce a formal partnership with Polk County Florida to establish and sponsor the Academy of Pharmacy Technicians at Fort Meade Middle Senior High School. The program will provide interested students with extensive hands-on learning experience to assist them in entering the pharmacy career field.
“The Academy of Pharmacy Technicians provides the much needed experience and real-world opportunities that students need as they prepare for college and begin charting the course for their future careers.”
The unique collaboration between a local high school and a health and wellness provider will enhance and expand the county’s already successful Career Academies Program. WellDyne’s partnership with Fort Meade Middle Senior High contributes to the vision of developing students into functioning opportunists.
To kick off the newly created Academy of Pharmacy Technicians, WellDyne is hosting an open house for Fort Meade students on March 14, 2013, from 10 a.m. to noon, where they will have the opportunity to meet WellDyne professionals and tour the Lakeland facility. The tour will assist students in understanding the offering of the WellDyne Academy at Fort Meade Middle Senior High, as well as the potential that a career in the pharmaceutical and health care industry provides.
“We believe in the power of collaboration and are pleased to partner with Polk County to create meaningful opportunities for Fort Meade students to explore emerging pharmacy career occupations and technologies,” said Damien Lamendola, WellDyne owner and CEO. “The Academy of Pharmacy Technicians provides the much needed experience and real-world opportunities that students need as they prepare for college and begin charting the course for their future careers.”
”Our partnership with WellDyne will enable our school to bolster relevant, real-world learning in our core subjects and elective choices,” said Amy Hardee, Assistant Principal, Fort Meade Middle Senior. “Students will be able to steadily increase their integration of math and science and workplace skills to prepare for the intellectual demands of college and employers. We are driven to prepare all of our Fort Meade students for success and make the high school diploma more significant to their postsecondary journey.”
The Academy of Pharmacy Technicians coursework intertwines the course knowledge of the health care delivery system with the function of developing quality entrepreneurship skills in sequence with understanding wellness, pharmaceutical terminology, and technological innovations. The Academy is focused on educating the whole student through career-related interests, core knowledge, and individual achievement year after year.
To learn more about the Academy of Pharmacy Technicians at Fort Meade Middle Senior High, please visit www.polkacademies.com.
WellDyne is an industry-leading provider of health and wellness solutions tailored specifically for today’s health care providers, business leaders, organizations, pharmacies, and health-conscious consumers. Our product and service offerings provide innovative solutions for any aspect of your health management needs. With the knowledge, innovation and technology to ensure continual positive change within the market, WellDyne is transforming the health care paradigm, implementing new approaches, delivering better results, lowering costs and ensuring members live healthier lives. To learn more about WellDyne, please visit www.WellDyne.com.
About Miner Academies
Fort Meade Middle Senior is advancing digital literacy within a content-rich culture through their Miner Academies. The Miner Academies create a more supportive and personalized learning environment through a school-within-a-school structure. Essentially, students receive a well-defined approach to education, while nestled within the warm, welcoming setting of Fort Meade, Florida. Business and industry engagement takes on a new, more intensive meaning through the Miner Academies as prominent business leaders participate in community decisions about the direction of Fort Meade Middle Senior High School and its programs. Miner Academies curricula combine academic and occupation-related course requirements that aim both to promote applied learning and to satisfy college entrance requirements and career readiness. Academies establish partnerships with local employers and local colleges to improve student motivation and build sequences of career awareness and work-based learning opportunities for students. Miner Academies seek to prepare students for both work and college, and they include a broad cross-section of students, including those who are highly engaged in school. The Miner academies have three “small learning communities” where students are emboldened and, in turn, magnify their educational opportunities as they strive to become full-option graduates. Fort Meade Middle Senior currently has three academies: Academy of Pharmacy Technicians, Agrowtechnology Academy, and Academy of Leadership and Business. For more information, please visit www.polkacademies.com.