Great Plains College, Cypress Health Region partner to deliver CCA certificate

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Great Plains College has announced a partnership with Cypress Health Region that will result in the delivery of a Continuing Care Assistant certificate program at Swift Current Campus.

The offering will help address the demand for CCA’s within the health region, the product of a large number of staff eligible for retirement, while adding yet another post-secondary education option for students in southwest Saskatchewan.

“This course offering is another great opportunity for residents of the southwest to access the education required to enter the health care field,” said Anneke van der Merwe, Undergraduate/Postgraduate Education Coordinator for Cypress Health Region.

The certificate program will be brokered through SIAST and offered on a part-time basis over a maximum of 20 months from this November through June 2015. Classes will be offered face-to-face for students in Swift Current, with those same classes available by video conference to students in other locations.

“The foundation of Great Plains College is built on a connection to employment and responsiveness to industry in western Saskatchewan,” said Michelle MacDonald, Director of Programs at Great Plains College. “This offering exemplifies both of those qualities and we’re looking forward to a productive partnership.”

Organizations: Great Plains College, Cypress Health Region

Geographic location: Saskatchewan, Swift Current

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