Syracuse City School Program Tours Main Laboratory
August 15, 2017
Laboratory Alliance employees served as volunteer career coaches for Henninger High School 9th grade students participating in the Pathways in Technology Early College High School (P-TECH) program. The new students enrolled in the Clinical Lab Technology programs met with the coaches at Laboratory Alliance’s Operations Center on Tuesday, Aug. 15.
Laboratory Alliance is part of a collaborative partnership between the Syracuse City School District and Onondaga and SUNY Broome community colleges to train high school students for careers in the health care industry.
The students met with Laboratory Alliance’s volunteer career coaches in small groups that toured the many areas in the main laboratory. This helped them to learn about the many departments and job positions and the vast range of required skills. For two hours they asked questions, toured the facility and participated in hands-on exercises that reviewed lab devices and techniques.
Laboratory Alliance’s career coaches included medical technicians and technologists, cytotechnologists, microbiologists, laboratory office assistants, technical directors and vice presidents. The staff represented nearly every department of the laboratory and corporate offices, including the cytology, microbiology, chemistry and histology departments, information systems, human resources, payroll and benefits, research, central receiving and customer service.
Laboratory Alliance’s career coaches are Michael Adetu, Brenda Alkins, Laura Buehler, Maria Dillon, Sara Elsafty, Jeremy Fuller, Barbara Guiffrida, Brenda Henry, Dan Ho, Roseanne Ianuzi, Mark Jordan, Michelle Kelley, Daria Lebduska, Sue Maloney, Lazaro Martinez, Dave Mineo, Sarah Pluff, Katie Raimondo, Heidi Ricci, Rita Romano, Debra Shannon, Angela Smith, Morgan Thomas, Samantha Thompson and Jennifer Walczyk.