Thinking Beyond Today

The Career Resource Center was a success! This pilot project between Tarlton and BJC HealthCare¬† showcased careers in union construction trades and in healthcare. The center was housed in a converted construction trailer on the site of the nearly completed Siteman Cancer Center on Christian Hospital’s Northwest HealthCare campus.

The center was open one morning each week (by appointment only) and on the third Saturday morning of each month, when guests dropped in. We  welcomed guests from the fall of last year until September of this year. High school students had the opportunity to meet representatives of labor organizations, community agencies and others who shed light on the potential of careers in the construction trades.

Through our project partnership with BJC and Christian Hospital, the Career Resource Center featured information about jobs and careers in healthcare, with job interest surveys and hands-on activities to give students a glimpse of what certain jobs entail in our respective industries.

On the scheduled weekday visits, Tarlton project team members took visitors on a tour of the Siteman Cancer Center site for a real-life look at construction in progress.

We were thrilled about meeting and further educating tomorrow’s builders and future healthcare workers in the Career Resource Center.