On April 6th, 2018, 14 dedicated men and women celebrated their graduation from the Health Care Assistant Program at Capilano University, Sechelt Campus.
They had completed 7 months of intensive and demanding training in which they must learn and demonstrate an enormous set of skills that value person-centered care, focusing on nurturing independence and self-determination. Many of the students are mature learners from a range of backgrounds and will find positions here on the Coast especially working caring for seniors. Others will continue in advanced heath care studies.
The Hopkins and Halfmoon Bay branches of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary have joined forces to recognize the efforts of this exceptional group of students. As they celebrate the completion of their course, the Auxiliary members will be awarding each of the students $250 to be used towards tuition, fees, books or work-related clothing. The Auxiliary is “delighted to be able to provide this support to the caring individuals who have chosen a career assisting some of the most vulnerable and isolated members of our community”.
The Healthcare Assistant Program on the Sunshine Coast runs each year beginning in Sept and has graduated more than 100 students over the past 10 years, many of whom now work in health and community care on the Sunshine Coast.
If anyone knows the young woman standing directly behind Shelley with the long blonde hair could you please pass it along to Jen Gray. This lovely woman volunteers in the Thrift Store, as time permits, as a way of paying back for the grant she and her colleagues received from the Auxiliary. I think Jen might be interested in a follow up story.