WARMAN, SK – Great Plains College is pleased to announce the addition of a part-time Continuing Care Assistant program to its Warman Campus offerings. The first courses are set to run November through May in the 2023-24 academic year, with additional courses scheduled to start in 2024-25. Applications are now being accepted.
“Continuing Care Assistants are an essential part of the healthcare system and we know there is a shortage of trained staff in many communities across Saskatchewan, including Warman and surrounding areas,” said Keleah Ostrander, vice president, programs and students at Great Plains College. “We’re looking forward to bringing our first healthcare program to the Warman Campus and playing a part in training more students for a rewarding career as healthcare professionals.”
Students enrolling in the CCA program will be prepared for a career in healthcare through a combination of hands-on classroom learning, labs and clinical experience at the Warman Mennonite Special Care Home. Upon graduation, students will be prepared to work with the elderly and clients of all ages.
“Access to post-secondary education training can be challenging for those in rural communities so we welcome the addition of this new CCA program to Warman, which will provide another option for local training in an in-demand field,” said Martin Penner, administrator at the Warman Mennonite Special Care Home. “We’re happy to partner with Great Plains College to provide clinical experience for the incoming CCA students, giving them a chance to practice their skills in a long-term care setting, and providing a direct link to employment within our facility or the many others hiring CCAs in our region.”
Students beginning the part-time program can anticipate completing the full Continuing Care Assistant certificate in two years.
To learn more about the Continuing Care Assistant program or to apply, please visit greatplainscollege.ca/cca.
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