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Canada Apprentice Loan for Construction Electrician Program

15641697311 300x199 Canada Apprentice Loan for Construction Electrician ProgramThe Canadian Government has announced the creation of the Canada Apprentice Loan (CAL) as an expansion of the Canada Student Loans Program (CSLP). The purpose of CAL is to provide apprentices registered in Red Seal trades with interest-free loans to assist with the costs of technical training.

Starting in January 2015, Apprentices registered in a Red Seal trade apprenticeship program who meet the eligibility requirements for CAL may receive:

• Up to $4,000 in loans per period of technical training;
• Up to 5 funded periods of technical training; and,
• Up to 6 years of interest-free status.

This applies to all levels of our Construction Electrician program. Contact our Trades Advisor, Dilys, for more information: 604-552-9711 extension 333.

Early Childhood Educator Registry Terminology Change from Licence to Practice to Certificate

Sprott 2014 ECE 0000036 2 300x168 Early Childhood Educator Registry Terminology Change from Licence  to Practice to CertificateThe Early Childhood Educator (ECE) Registry is the provincial body responsible for certification of individuals who qualify for an Early Childhood Educator (ECE) or an Early Childhood Educator Assistant (ECEA) Certificate. To ensure consistency with the Community Care and Assisted Living Act (CCALA) and the Child Care Licensing Regulation (CCLR), the ECE Registry will be changing the term ‘licence to practice’ to ‘certificate’ effective October 30, 2014.

Individuals who currently hold a licence to practice will not have to replace that document with a new certificate. A current licence to practice will remain valid until its expiry, and a certificate will be issued upon renewal.

Licensing Officers, potential employers and the public are encouraged to continue using the ECE Registry’s certification validation webpage to confirm the status of an ECEs and ECEAs certification.

Discover Sprott Shaws Innovative Business Programs

Sprott 2014 Business 0001534 300x168 Discover Sprott Shaws Innovative Business ProgramsIn 1964 Majorie came to the Victoria campus of what was then “Sprott-Shaw School of Commerce” straight out of High School from her hometown in rural Alberta. Looking back she describes her time in Victoria as a “life changing event” and that the “things I learned and the talents I acquired gave me a life-long career […] as an Administrative Assistant.”

Back in 1964 the curriculum included training in such things as “how to sit properly” and “hair and make-up no-no’s”. Things have changed a lot since then, but as British Columbia’s oldest career trainer Sprott Shaw College continues to develop relevant, career-oriented Business programs that meet needs of BC’s fastest growing companies. Our Business programs offer unique combinations of Management, Sales, and Administrative training including both Traditional and Digital Marketing courses. These programs provide our graduates with the breadth of knowledge and training needed for the career of their choice.

In today’s business world, understanding and experience in digital marketing is essential. We offer courses and training in Web Design, Search Engine Optimization, Web Analytics, Social Media and more. You need to know more than just Facebook to succeed in today’s economy, so we combine these courses with Management, Sales or Administrative training to give you everything you need to succeed.

With 13 campuses across British Columbia and programs starting every month, now is the time to start training for a new career. For more information on our Business programs visit our web site or call 310-HIRE (4473).

Sprott Shaw awards scholarship to woman who lost family in Typhoon

IMG 5417 300x225 Sprott Shaw awards scholarship to woman who lost family in Typhoon

Patrick Dang, President of Sprott Shaw College, presented Nenita Yap with a full scholarship for our Health Care Assistant program at a presentation today at the Philippine Consulate General in Vancouver. Nenita lost 10 family members in Typhoon Haiyan, who was working as a nanny in Surrey at the time. Sprott Shaw College has a long history in the Philippines and plans to make this an annual scholarship, to both domestic and international Philippine students.

Sprott Shaw College is a Designated Learning Institution

P1296796 300x200 Sprott Shaw College is a Designated Learning InstitutionCitizenship and Immigration Canada (CIC) has instituted new rules that will reduce the potential for fraud or misuse of the International Student program while protecting Canada’s reputation for high-quality education and improving services to students.

As of June 1, 2014, you will need a letter of acceptance from a designated learning institution to receive a study permit. You now need to include the Designated Learning Institution number (DLI #), which is the number that begins with the letter “O”, on your application form. Students who do not obtain a letter of acceptance from designated institution and include the DLI number on their application form will have their study permit refused.

Sprott Shaw College is proud to be an officially designated institution, meeting all of the requirements set by the CIC. For over 110 years Sprott Shaw has provided a different option beyond what is currently expected of the private and public sectors within the educational system. We offer accredited, relevant, respected education, and training delivered in a modern way. Today with more then 100 programs including Practical Nursing, Health Care Assistant, Early Childhood Education, Advanced Business Management, Administration Assistant and more, we are proud to continue this traditional with both our domestic and international students into the future.

Please contact a Career Advisor for more information on Study Permits and the DLI program.

Sprott Shaw College now offers Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Training

87763200 300x200 Sprott Shaw College now offers Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® TrainingSprott Shaw College is proud to announce the addition of Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Training into its Practical Nursing, Health Care Assistant and Community Support Worker – Social Services curriculum. This training will not be available as a standalone course. Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® training, a specialized offering of the Crisis Prevention Institute©, focuses on prevention and offers proven strategies for safely defusing anxious, hostile, or violent behavior at the earliest possible stage. This seminar included in some of our diploma programs will help you to organize your thinking about how behavior escalates and how to respond appropriately during moments of chaos.

This program, considered the worldwide standard for crisis prevention and intervention training, can help you:

- Reduce the risk of injury.link to us NCI Sprott Shaw College now offers Nonviolent Crisis Intervention® Training
– Comply with legislative mandates.
– Meet regulatory/accreditation standards.
– Improve staff retention.
– Minimize exposure to liability.
– Promote the philosophy of Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM.

Contact us for more information!

World Autism Awareness Day

LIUB HORIZ 300x153 World Autism Awareness DayToday (April 2) is World Autism Awareness Day. According to the World Autism Awareness Day web site;

“Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and autism are both general terms for a group of complex disorders of brain development. These disorders are characterized, in varying degrees, by difficulties in social interaction, verbal and nonverbal communication and repetitive behaviors. ASD can be associated with intellectual disability, difficulties in motor coordination and attention and physical health issues such as sleep and gastrointestinal disturbances. Some persons with ASD excel in visual skills, music, math and art.”

Sprott Shaw College’s Community Support Worker – Social Services program includes an Applied Behavioural Analysis course which discusses Autism and the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (ABC Model). The program also has courses in Child and Adolescent Growth and Development, Counseling Techniques for Children and Youth as well as two 4 week Practicums.

When is your next enrolment?

A31T24381 300x199 When is your next enrolment?Spring break is now upon us, many students will be taking a break from their centers of learning across the province. Unfortunately, there are some who have not applied yet, who have not decided on a career, or are stuck on wait lists. There is no need to wait another year, with those people in mind Sprott Shaw College developed a “continual intake system” allowing students to enroll monthly and are still able to get their full, PCTIA accredited, learning experience. Using a year-round continual system also allows you to get a head start on your competition enrolled in other post-secondary institutions. At Sprott Shaw College you’ll get the same skills and knowledge but faster, allowing you to get into the workforce earlier and start making money. This system also prevents wait lists, allowing us to accept anyone with the willingness to learn and develop their skills. We have more then 100 programs in our 13 campuses across the province and our career advisors would love for you to visit for a no-cost, no-pressure career exploration session. Click here to contact us.

Santa Fox Food Drive

img 0 5866224 jpg 300x199 Santa Fox Food DriveFor the third year in a row, Sprott Shaw College is sponsoring the largest food drive of its kind in Surrey, BC benefiting the Surrey Food Bank. With the help of 99.3 The FOX, our Surrey campus, and our partnering schools we hope to make this another successful year. This year we have taken it one step further and will be offering a person in need (from the Greater Vancouver Area) the chance to better themselves with a new career by donating a grant for their Sprott Shaw College education.

Drop off your non-perishable food or cash donations before Friday, December 13th to our Surrey campus located at 217 – 9801 King George Boulevard, Surrey, BC (map) or call the campus for more information at 604-583-1004.

Toy Mountain

toymountain flyer 231x300 Toy MountainThis year Sprott Shaw College is an official supporter of the Toy Mountain campaign supporting the Salvation Army. Our East Vancouver campus will be an official donation drop-off location starting Friday, December 6th and running through until Thursday, December 12th. We invite you drop off a new unwrapped toy or cash donation to the campus during this time. On December 13th we will be bringing all the donations to Brentwood Town Centre where the “mountain” is located. From there the good people at The Salvation Army will then deliver these toys to less fortunate children in our community in time for Christmas morning.

December 6, 9, 10, 11 & 12 – 8:00AM till 6:00PM
December 7 & 8 – 10:00AM till 6:00PM

2750 Rupert Street, Vancouver (map). Rupert Square across from Superstore.

For more information or to volunteer call the East Vancouver campus at 604-251-4473.

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