UVM Part of National Event to Educate Students on Careers in the Field of Aging
- By Jon Reidel
UVM’s Careers in Aging Week kicks off Sunday, April 6, culminating with a creative theater program and career panel on Wednesday, April 9 at 5:30 p.m. in Memorial Lounge, Waterman Building.
The interdisciplinary event, co-sponsored by the Department of Social Work, Center on Aging, and Career Center, is part of national effort to address a shortage of people trained to meet the unique needs of older adults who are increasing in numbers. UVM is one of 18 educational institutions to receive an award to support its CIAW event from the Gerontological Society of America, which is sponsoring the national effort along with its educational branch, the Association for Gerontology in Higher Education.
UVM’s planned events are designed to provide important information about the wide range of professions in the field of aging and aging research; raise awareness about older populations and their needs; and inform students and the public of the many academic programs available to get one started on a career path.
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