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New Program: Health Care Aide Challenge

February 22, 2022
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We’re launching a NEW program, Health Care Aide Challenge!

If the pandemic has shown us anything, it’s that health care professionals are true heroes, special individuals that we depend on every single day. This new and exciting program from Willis College is designed specifically to get more licensed Health Care Aides into the medical system.

There are many foreign-trained nurses and medical professionals, and uncertified health care aides currently working in Manitoba. Certification means new career opportunities, more money, and the ability to make a HUGE impact on people who need help the most.

This program is aimed at getting uncertified Aides and foreign-trained nurses certified in only 12 weeks!

Who can apply for this program?

As this program is specifically designed for people who have been working in the field, or who have experience in the field, there are some very specific application requirements for this program. Applicants must have:

  • A letter from their employer proving work skills experience and 800 hours working as a non-certified HCA, or educational verification of international training
  • Proof of Grade 12 graduation or mature student status

100% attendance is mandatory. Students with 800 hours of health care working experience will be exempt from practicum. Students in Northern locations will be supervised by a facility nursing staff and partnered with a preceptor.

Interested in learning more? Click here!

What Our Graduates Are Saying

When I first started at Willis I was a shy, self-conscious girl… but Willis changed all that! My time at Willis was knowledgeable, fun and most importantly self-rewarding. The PSW program was amazing. I learned so much. All of the staff are absolutely awesome; they looked at you as a person and not just a number filling up a seat.
Rachel Goyer
Personal Support Worker Program