KINDERSLEY, SK – Great Plains College is pleased to announce the addition of a full-time Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) program to its Kindersley Campus offerings that is set to begin September 2019.
“Nurses and CCAs in particular are in-demand in the Kindersley region so it made sense to add a full-time program option to help more people get into this field of work, quicker,” said Fritz Eckstein, region manager at Great Plains College. “CCAs are an essential part of the health care system and we look forward to playing a small part in training more students for a fulfilling career as health care professionals.”
The 8-month program will prepare students for a career in health care through a combination of hands-on classroom learning and labs, combined with clinical experience in home and long-term care settings. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to work with the elderly and clients of all ages.
“The hands-on clinical experience is something we’re really excited about in this full-time program,” added Eckstein. “Working directly in a number of health care facilities in Kindersley and surrounding communities will give students a chance to practice their skills in real situations, fully preparing them for the job after graduation.”
Anyone who applies to the full-time CCA program will automatically be considered for an Entrance Scholarship of $500-$5,000 as long as the application is received by June 30. Seats are limited so anyone interested is encouraged to apply as soon as possible.
Great Plains College will continue to offer its part-time CCA program with classes scheduled throughout the year. A list of part-time classes is available online.
More information about the full-time or part-time CCA program can be found at greatplainscollege.ca/cca.
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Phone: (306) 737-6107