Students at Daisy Bronson Middle School in Littleton is looking to fill the gap

As some sectors in the healthcare industry face a shortage of workers, one group of students at Daisy Bronson Middle School in Littleton is looking to fill the gap and make careers in the field. Attending a weeklong Hugh J. Gallen Career and Technical Education Center STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) health sciences summer camp during the last week of July were 16 students, a dozen of whom earned certifications and took tours of Littleton Regional Healthcare, learned about emergency medical technician work from EMTs at Littleton Fire Rescue, and were exposed to a broad swath of healthcare careers. “That group was a very positive group and they want to continue meeting in some kind of format this fall, in terms of some kind of club activity so they can stay engaged together,” Al Smith, director of the CTC at Littleton High School, said on Wednesday. While CTC summer camp programs that are funded by the Perkins Grant program are mostly for students in 10th, 11th, 12th grades, there is some Perkins Grant funding for those in middle school grades.