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What is a Health Care Assistant?

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Today, October 18, is Health Care Assistant (HCA) Day in British Columbia. The name Health Care Assistant is used to describe several different positions including residential care aides, community health workers, long term care aides, home health aides, home support workers, personal care aides and continuing care assistants.

Strong and efficient yet gentle and caring, Health Care Assistants or Health Care Aides (HCA) are professionals who provide care and support to patients in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices, and patients’ homes. They are sometimes referred to as Resident Care Attendants (RCA).
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Benefits of going to College in the Summer

154059112 300x199 Benefits of going to College in the SummerOnce you have chosen a program and future career, and your post-secondary institution of choice has approved your application, you need to decide when to start! One of the many advantages of Sprott Shaw College is their continual intake system, allowing you to start sooner. Even this summer!

The sooner you begin, the sooner you finish. Sprott Shaw College does not have semesters, which allows you to start classes at various points throughout the year. This also means a faster, more intensive program, allowing you to finish before your friends at other institutions. Those months you save, plus the months you’ll save using our non-semester system, mean you can focus on your career and start making money faster.
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ECE Students volunteer at Children’s Festival

ECE Field Study 2012 2668 300x224 ECE Students volunteer at Childrens FestivalThe Basic and Post-basic Early Childhood Education (ECE) students from our New Westminster Campus supervised a variety of children’s activities on Friday, May 31st, at the Vancouver International Children’s Festival on Granville Island. We had 16 students volunteering and supporting the event. Some of the stations included outdoor music and movement activities, origami craft station, face painting, squishy circus with the maker mobile and musical playground. Two of our students supported the Umoja Afrika pavilion that presented a variety of hands-on activities representing the cultural diversity of the beautiful continent. It was a great day and we will participate next year again.

For more information on our ECE programs, see the list of program here.

BC’S Top Dance Teams Compete at Canada’s Largest Urban Dance Festival

WOD VANCOUVER FLYER FRONT 696x1024 203x300 BC’S Top Dance Teams Compete at Canada’s Largest Urban Dance FestivalBritish Columbia’s best dancers will be competing in the third annual World of Dance Vancouver festival at the Croatian Cultural Centre on Saturday, June 22nd, 2013. Presented by Sprott Shaw College and Paul Mitchell, attendees include America’s Best Dance Crew’s Chachi Gonzales, Brian Puspos, and more.

Featuring a variety of attractions such as food trucks, apparel vendors, and a B-Boy battle zone, the all-ages event is expecting around 3000 attendees. The community festival will conclude on Sunday, June 23rd 2013, with public dance workshops taught by multiple world-renowned choreographers. Sponsors include Monster, The Beat 94.5, and Dipt.

For tickets available Worldofdance.com


How to change careers at 30

1047685131 199x300 How to change careers at 30Around 30, many of us are still in the first decade of our working lives, either free from or just starting to take on life’s responsibilities. By now, you’ve probably gone through a few jobs and gotten a better idea of who you are as a worker and what you’re looking for in a career.
If you’re unhappy at work, read this article first. If you’ve decided to go, here is some advice to get you started:

Value Your Values

“Doing what you love” doesn’t have to entail fine arts degrees and parental handouts. Sometimes it’s as simple as leaving a job you hate, and enjoying aspects of a job that at least suits you. Rather than applying for the first opening you see online, consider what your values are, and whether prospective employers share those values. Will you get a chance to learn something at your new job? Expanding your skill set is always worthwhile, even if the pay or job title is unspectacular. In a similar vein, if you’re no longer learning anything at your current post (through no lack of effort on your part), it’s time to move on.
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Vancouver PN & HCA Open House

vancouver photo21 300x225 Vancouver PN & HCA Open HouseJoin us at our Vancouver Campus for a PN & HCA Open House on Thursday, June 20th from 5:00pm until 6:30pm.

- Meet instructors, alumni, students and staff.
- Learn about current course offerings and career opportunities.
- Discuss current Practical Nursing program prerequisites.
- Learn about job opportunities in your local area and abroad.
- Celebrate 110 years of professional career training in BC.

Snacks and Beverages will be provided, along with opportunities for door prizes.

RSVP to 604.683.7400

200 – 885 Dunsmuir Street, Vancouver, B.C.

Sonic Sticker Search sponsored by Sprott Shaw College

SONiC Sticker May 1 13 300x143 Sonic Sticker Search sponsored by Sprott Shaw CollegeIf there’s only one thing you accessorize this summer, make sure it’s with the brand new 2013 SONIC Sticker sponsored by Sprott Shaw College! Get your 2013 SONIC Sticker with SONiC Nation on location here:

Location: Sprott Shaw Graduation (777 Homer Street)
Date: Wednesday, May 22nd
Time: 5 pm to 7 pm

Location: Sprott Shaw College – Abbotsford (1-33655 Essendene Avenue, Abbotsford)
Date: Tuesday, May 28th
Time: 11 am to 1 pm
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Salt Spring Island HCA Info Session

hca1 150x300 Salt Spring Island HCA Info SessionTrain to become a Health Care Assistant on Salt Spring Island with Sprott Shaw College!

We are having an Information Session on:

Saturday, June 1st
1:00pm – 3:00pm
Bethel Pentecostal Church

Visit our health care assistant students and instructors. Receive program information, funding information and meet with local health care recruiters.

Call Phil to RSVP

Nice Scenery, Better Careers

163728359 300x283 Nice Scenery, Better CareersRelocating to Greater Vancouver, but don’t think Surrey is your thing?

Maple Ridge, the “entrance” to Golden Ears Provincial Park, is home to the Sprott Shaw Maple Ridge Campus, which features:

• Small class sizes
• Headquarters of SSC Corporate Training Programs
• Free parking!
• Central location amidst BC’s mountains and rivers
• Mild weather, year-round sunshine, and very little snow

Health Care Assistant (HCA) and Administrative Assistant (AA) programs will be starting soon in Maple Ridge.
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Richmond Celebrates Educational Milestone as New Sprott Shaw Campus Opens

Richmond Campus Opening 300x218 Richmond Celebrates Educational Milestone as New Sprott Shaw Campus OpensA traditional Chinese Dragon Dance officially opened the newest Sprott Shaw College campus in Richmond as students, faculty, dignitaries and members of the public gathered to celebrate an important educational milestone for the community.

Since 1903, Sprott Shaw has been recognized by the community, government and employers for providing relevant skills for relevant jobs in Business, Health, Tourism and Trades. Today, as Sprott Shaw celebrates 110 years of professional career focused training in British Columbia, over 45 students, both local and from as far away as China and Korea, are enrolled at the Richmond campus.
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