HCA supports the Academies of Nashville in multiple ways, including HCA employee engagement, funding of special projects, and technical expertise of HCA facilities.
The Academies enable Metro Nashville Public School students to learn through the lens of a career or academic theme in a highly personalized learning community. Through their academy, students are exposed to a multitude of careers and opportunities, industry skills, and potential employers by way of classroom speakers, site visits, job shadowing and internships.
HCA representatives serve on the Nashville Chamber CEO Champions, MNPS Career Academy Partnership Council, and School Advisory Boards. In addition, HCA is a business partner of the Hillwood High School Health Sciences Academy and the Overton High School IT Academy.
HCA partners with the Hillwood Academy of Health Sciences on career fairs, guest speakers, volunteers, job shadows, and field trips. The HCA Foundation, in partnership with HCA, recently renovated the Hillwood Health Science Laboratories and supports Hillwood’s HOSA club to participate in annual competitions.
HCA leads the IT Girls program at Overton. Its mission is to impact young women’s awareness of the opportunities in technology by leveraging educational enrichment, organizational collaboration, and mentoring relationships. Or, as we like to say, to let the girls “see what they can be”.