Okanagan College to offer special intake for health care assistant training

October 12, 2018

Okanagan College has announced that it will provide direct-access health care assistant training in the South Okanagan district. “Students will be making a living wage right out of school, in a profession that offers a variety of shifts, making it easy to find work that best fits their lives,” said Lisa Kraft, Associate Dean of Science Technology and Health for Okanagan. WorkBC states that the BC Ministry of Health has identified health care assistants as a priority occupation, with employment growth rates sitting at a projected 13% through 2022. An Okanagan release adds that demand will likely increase in light of the provincial government’s decision to inject funding for more staff at residential care homes for seniors. Okanagan