HealthX – Career Fair & Health Expo Recap
The Valley Economic Alliance (TVEA) and Los Angeles Valley College hosted HealthX – Career Fair & Expo on April 19th at Los Angeles Valley College.
An Alliance Board of Director’s meeting kicked off the eventful morning, where the DIY Girls received a $5,000 check towards their solar powered homeless shelter invention. The funds were collected during TVEA’s TechX on March 16th and will go towards their trip and a chance to win at Massachusetts Institute of Technologies Eureka Fest in June. Donors include The Valley Economic Alliance, Alltemp, FanCONNECT, Concorde Career College, and PCL Construction.
HealthX featured a TED talk style program with presentations and demonstrations on advances in health. Dr. Sean Younai and Dr. Bruce Fishman of the Stem Cell Institute of Los Angeles shared advances in stem cell research that allow stem cells to be harvested from fat and used to heal damaged body parts. Steven Stubbs with Adventist Health Glendale discussed innovations in health including tele-medicine and healthcare contracting. Globally recognized animal activist, holistic nutritionist and founder of The Animal Hope and Wellness Foundation, Marc Ching discussed holistic alternatives for a healthy pet.
Weyland Morse of Concorde Career College North Hollywood demonstrated an electronic badging system that identifies health employee skills and Dr. Margarita Clement of The BuddyGuard Corporation demonstrated BOEMBA, a device that assists caregivers in moving patients in and out of bed.
A Career Fair and Health Expo concurrently took place at the College’s Student Union Plaza, where attendees networked with employers, received free health screenings and learned about various health services and resources available.
Event sponsors included Adventist Health Glendale, Stem Cell Institute of Los Angeles, Concorde Career College, MAXIMUS and ProHealth. Media sponsors included WCOBM TV, Agency 398, Daily News, San Fernando Valley Business Journal, and San Fernando Valley Sun.