AB invests in pilot program to reduce language barriers in health care training

February 22, 2021

Four postsecondary institutions in Alberta will begin delivering a two-year pilot program that combines English language training with health care aide training. A $3.8M investment by the Government of Alberta will allow 324 students to enter the program. “We are investing in Alberta’s future by empowering students facing language barriers to pursue the education they need to launch their careers in health care,” said AB Minister of Advanced Education Demetrios Nicolaides. “This is great news for students, our health-care system, and the many Albertans who will benefit from the high-quality care these graduates will provide.” Red Deer College, Bow Valley College, NorQuest College, and Columbia College will be participating in the pilot program. AB | RDC (AB)