Del Sol Medical Center was among several health-related organizations hoping that a day among healthcare professionals might encourage middle school students to consider careers in the health sciences.

Adventure for Your Future—a free, one-day conference—featured interactive workshops about the healthcare industry. The conference included middle school students from across the El Paso Independent School District as well as outlying districts. More than 300 middle schoolers attended this year’s conference, which was made possible by area hospitals and school districts, the El Paso Chamber of Commerce and the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center El Paso.

Students chose different healthcare seminars throughout the day, and their parents joined as well.

“The parents have just as much fun as the kids,” Sherry Quintanilla, director of training and development at Del Sol Medical Center, said. “The career fair provides a unique opportunity for children to explore the health sciences.”