Sprott Shaw College is proud to announce the opening of its Duncan satellite branch. Our Nanaimo campus will be starting the Health Care Assistant program in the City of Totems starting soon. HCAs (also known as Resident Care Attendants or Care Aides) are in-demand across the province in hospitals, care homes, home support agencies and more. The program uniquely includes the Nonviolent Crisis Intervention© Seminar using the Crisis Prevention Institute, Inc. curriculum and certified training. All students will be able to take the exam to become Blue Card™ endorsed. Students will also participate in 8 weeks of clinical training. For more information visit our web site or call 310-HIRE (4473).
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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.
Citizenship 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 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.
- Comply with legislative mandates.
- Meet regulatory/accreditation standards.
- Improve staff retention.
- Minimize exposure to liability.
- Promote the philosophy of Care, Welfare, Safety, and SecuritySM.
Today (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.
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.
For 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.
This 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.
Sprott Shaw College has chosen to support Variety, the Children’s Charity as their Charity of Choice for 2013. Sprott Shaw College will be holding a Charity of Choice Raffle between November 15-December 15, 2013. Early Bird Draws will be on December 2, 2013 and the Final draws will be held on December 19, 2013. Tickets are only $2 each or 3 for $5! Only 1700 tickets are available. Tickets can be purchased at our campuses.
Early Bird Prizes, 3 in total
1. 1 Gourmet Gift Basket (value $50.00), sponsored by Investors Group
– WINNER: CURTIS LECK
2. 1 Tim Hortons Gift Basket (value $25.00), sponsored by Sprott Shaw College
– WINNER: VALERIE FLEMING
3. 1 Tim Hortons Gift Basket (value $25.00), sponsored by Sprott Shaw College
– WINNER: IAN DROLET
Final Draw Prizes:
1) Grand Prize: Executive Night Out with the Canucks! Valued at $981.56, sponsored by Sprott Shaw College
– WINNER: PETER CHIPMAN
• One night hotel at Sandman(including parking)
• Two Canucks Champion Club Suite tickets (Suite tickets offer a 20% discount at the Official team store on game day. Suite tickets must be presented at time of purchase.)
• 1x $50.00 Earls restaurant gift certificate
2) One pair of Canucks Tickets for January 7, 2014 game, valued at $373.00 and sponsored by Rogers Broadcasting Ltd.
– WINNER: DAVE LARTER
3) Restaurant gift certificates for “ The August Jack Restaurant, valued at $100.00 and sponsored by Virgin Radio.
– WINNER: VIRGINIA GUGLIELMINI
4) Black Press Prize Pack , valued at $ 347.97 and sponsored by Black Press.
– WINNER: NATASHA TIMON
• Small gym bag
• Box of 15 golf balls
• 1 baseball cap
• Men’s Polo Shirt
• Men’s’ Columbia light shell jacket
• 4 x $50.00 Stonegrilll Restaurant Gift Certificates
5) CTV – Bell Media Prize Pack, valued at $ 637.40, and sponsored by CTV-Bell Media
– WINNER: DON OSBORNE
• 2 sets of Canucks Tickets: Game 1 (January 26, 2014), Game 2: February 26(2014)
• Fulton Automatic Umbrella
• Black laminated mini tote
• Pen with neck lanyard
• Red wine aerator
• Gortex Baseball Cap
6) Giants Tickets for January 25th, 2014, valued $100.00 and sponsored by Metro News
– WINNER: TRACY GRABOWSKI
7) Quattro Restaurant Gift Certificates, valued at $100.00 and sponsored by Bell Media
– WINNER: KRISTINE LAGDAN
8) Giants Tickets for January 5, 2014, valued at $100.00 and sponsored by Shaw Media
– WINNER: NANCY VANDERBROOK
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“Know your limit, play within it”
Our Kamloops campus is having a Practical Nursing (PN) Information Session on Thursday, November 21 starting at 7:00pm.
Find out more about starting a well-paid rewarding career and learning with one of the largest, fully-accredited trainers of practical nurses in Canada.
Tour the campus, meet instructors and current students.
Please RSVP to the campus at 250.314.1122 and we’ll see you there!