Rural communities face a paradox related to healthcare. On the one hand, kids and their families often complain of the lack of employment opportunities in local communities. On the other hand, area businesses and government healthcare agencies cannot find qualified personnel to meet an ever increasing number of job openings. Explore HCC is supported by a broad cross-section of business, government, non-profit and academic organizations to address this paradox by making students aware of healthcare career opportunities and the requirements needed to fulfil them. An added benefit of EXPLORE HCC is that all students and the community as a whole increase their Health Literacy through student participation in the workshops.