Campus Alberta Central (CAC) in Drumheller has just partnered with a new college to bring another program to the valley.

CAC is partnered with Olds College and Red Deer College, but recently they've added NorQuest College as the newest partner to bring a Health Care Aid program.

"We worked with NorQuest College who was able to step in with a proposal to deliver that program in Drumheller. That program is currently operating with a combination of dual credit students from the high school and community members," stated Bonnie Ireland, Executive Director of Campus Alberta Central.

Health Care Aids work within a health care facility which could be a hospital, seniors lodge or even home care.

The training that Campus Alberta Central and NorQuest College bring allows the students to do a lot of personal care with their patients and being able to work on a team of health care professionals.

"They work and are trained in our lab at the learning centre, so we have a complete health care lab set up there and they also go out in the community to do a practicum," Ireland explained.

The Health Care Aid program is only four short months.

"Most people who do the program are able to find employment locally because there is a very high need of people to work in this area right now," she concluded.

More information on Campus Alberta Central, including the newest partnership with NorQuest College and the Health Care Aid program, can be found through this link.

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