On March 5th, representatives from the Hopkins and Halfmoon Bay branches of the Sunshine Coast Healthcare Auxiliary presented the graduating class of the Healthcare Assistant Program, Capilano University, Sechelt campus, with cheques for $400 each, in recognition of their hard work and dedication to their new career in healthcare.

These 10 graduates will have no trouble finding positions as there is an enormous shortfall in this profession province wide but we are hoping that all these graduates will remain here. Currently, on the coast alone, there are more than 20 openings to work in the hospital, care homes, home care or with private providers. Capilano University will be holding an information session for the next program, starting in Sept, 2019, on March 25th, 5:30 to 6:30, classroom 104, at the Sechelt campus on Inlet Ave.

Earlier, the Auxiliary had also provided $1000 bursaries to 3 “mature” students” to assist with tuition costs.

Graduating class, members of the SC Healthcare Auxiliary and Capilano University instructors.

Bursary recipients, left to right, Jen Gray SC Healthcare Auxiliary, Casey Shaw, Bryn Moss, Karla August, and Joshua Boyd Cap U instructor.

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