NORFOLK, Va. (WVEC) -- Local high school and college students interested in the health care field have the opportunity to learn about the industry at the Healthcare Career Expo which takes place on April 17.

The inaugural expo — sponsored by Opportunity Inc. and the Youth Career Center of Hampton Roads — will feature more than "40 different careers within the healthcare industry – from emergency medicine to cutting-edge research in biotechnology," according to a news release.

The expo is held in partnership with Norfolk Works and Sentara Healthcare, and will take place 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. April 17 at Norfolk Scope Arena.

The event is open to anyone. More information, including how to register, can be found here.