The Town of Vegreville has partnered with Norquest College, Alberta Health Services and Covenant Health to bring a Health Care Aide program to Vegreville.
Economic Development Manager Christopher Robblee stated that “This started when we were notified of all the vacancies in the health care aid profession. All the partners, administration and council could see the need and huge opportunity here for Vegreville and region. I think this is the first step in a partnership with a great educational institution and I can see more courses evolve from this. The Economic Development and Tourism Advisory Board and the Town of Vegreville are trying to identify and meet these needs, I believe this partnership is a direct result of that vision.”
This is a great opportunity for the community, it will bring assured employment after completion and a great first step for a career in healthcare.
In order for the program to go ahead in Vegreville the minimum target of 16 students has been set. Potential student can currently apply though https://www.applyalberta.ca/. In the coming weeks there will be links on the Norquest College site.