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UCW Academy of Health's Resident Care Attendant Program Preps Grads to Meet New Demands on Health Care System

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Students choosing to study and work in the health care field will find multiple opportunities to advance their careers.

The demand for quality health care services and long-term care facilities has become critical for the provinces seniors. As British Columbia's aging baby boomer population grows, demands for educated and experienced health care workers will increase exponentially. This is good news for anyone considering a career as a Resident Care Attendant, says Bohdan Bilan, Vice President of Academics for UCW Academy of Health.

"As we watch the population of seniors grow, we can see the demand for exceptional health care services in communities across the country," says Dr Bilan. "Students choosing to study and work in the health care field will find multiple opportunities to advance their careers."

UCW Academy of Health offers a Resident Care Attendant program that trains students to specifically assist elderly and special needs patients. The curriculum understands that the key to providing the health care industry with quality employees is a dual-based learning environment; both classroom learning and practical, hands-on training are necessary for students to gain real-world experience while under the supervision of professional instructors. Graduates of the diploma program will find employment as extended caregivers, long-term aides, and home health care workers.

"Our RCA graduates will strongly support the demands of the changing Canadian health care system," adds Dr. Bilan. "They are driven, dedicated, and passionate about the health care industry, their careers, and most importantly about providing assistance to people who need extended support."

UCW Academy of Health is now accepting applications for fall enrollments, including the Resident Care Attendant program in Victoria. For more information, visit http://health.ucan.ca/Diploma_Programs.

About UCW Academy of Health

UCW Academy of Health (http://health.ucan.ca) provides accelerated market-driven career training programs to students seeking a skills-based education as an entry point into a competitive job market. UCW Academy of Health strives to be a center of excellence for health care related training where students master the tools, techniques and technologies used in their chosen career fields. Health services curriculum is developed based on recommendations and input from consultants, professionals and practitioners in the field to ensure that graduates develop the specific skill sets that the industry demands.

For more information:

Matthew Watson
Vice-President, Corporate Development
(250) 978-1800, ext 1017

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