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To stay up-to-date about all things HCA, explore these interesting and informative articles about the Heath Care Assistant profession.
October 18, 2020 marks Health Care Assistant Day in BC. Join us in celebrating and recognizing all Health Care Assistants in your community this year, to show our appreciation for their hard work and dedication to our health care system.
High school students! Did you know you might be eligible to participate in a school-funded HCA dual credit training? You can earn dual credits that count towards your high school diploma and your HCA certificate at the same time! Learn more.
“Being a care aide is so much more than what people think and expect. We are the eyes, ears and voices of the elderly. We are their families… in so many ways,” says Brittany Hughes, a Health Care Assistant with the Northern Health Authority (NHA), working and living in Fort St. John.
With funding from the WorkBC Community Workforce Response Grant, BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) is training three 16-person cohorts of health care assistants in Parksville, Cowichan Valley, and Kamloops, B.C. The training program will be delivered in partnership with Discovery Community College.
BCCPA will cover the entire cost of tuition for participants, as well as provide additional living supports.
If you are interested in becoming a Health Care Assistant (HCA) and are in need of financial assistance, there are options available for you. One of these options is the HCA Career Pathways & Bursary Program created by Health Match BC, a division of the Health Employers Association of BC (HEABC), which offers professional recruitment services on behalf of British Columbia’s public health employers.
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