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Applications open for Beausejour Comprehensive Health Care Aide program

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Assiniboine Community College will offer a Comprehensive Health Care Aide (CHCA) program in Beausejour, Manitoba, starting in September 2024. The full-time certificate program is six months in length with a capacity for 22 students.

“We understand the critical role that comprehensive health care aides play in the healthcare environment. The CHCA program is designed to produce graduates who are not only technically proficient but also committed to making a positive impact on the lives of those they serve,” said Mark Frison, President at Assiniboine. “The demand for skilled health care aides is high. We know this program will be able to help support this need in the province, while providing terrific career pathways for students to pursue.”

The college connects with government, community, and Regional Health Authority stakeholders regularly regarding rural CHCA programs. Community sites such as Beausejour are a result of these consultations.

“We know how important fixing health care is to Manitobans, that’s why I’m excited to see Assiniboine taking this important step to train the staff we will need to rebuild our healthcare system in rural Manitoba.” said Minister of Advanced Education Renee Cable “We want students to know there are good jobs waiting for them in their home communities once they’ve completed their studies.”

That training within community has also had a lasting impact on retention of healthcare professionals.

“Thank you to Assiniboine Community College and the town of Beausejour for bringing health care aide certificate training to the area. Graduates from this program can gain employment in hospitals, personal care homes or in a community home care program. We are eager to fill positions in all of these areas,” said Tanya Cheetham, Interlake-Eastern Regional Health Authority’s regional lead acute care, public health and chief nursing officer.

The CHCA program teaches graduates practical skills to care for patients and to communicate in a clinical setting, while also learning how to help patients with their well-being and managing their health care environment.

The college has a proven track record of delivering highly successful CHCA programs in communities, outside of our permanent sites, like Souris, Carberry, Glenboro, St Pierre, St Malo, Crystal City, Virden, and a variety of First Nation communities.

Visit assiniboine.net/chca to find out more about the Comprehensive Health Care Aide program. Interested students can apply online at assiniboine.net/apply.