Aboriginal Gateway to Health Careers Program
Encouraging Aboriginal People to Explore Health Care Careers

Program Details

ACCESS and Vancouver Community College will partner to offer the Aboriginal Gateway to Health Careers Program.
The program is designed to encourage Aboriginal people to explore and pursue careers in the health care field while offering essential skills, ugrading, health career preparation courses, and individual support.

Program Outline - 16 weeks in-class with 2 weeks reading time

  • Customized Essential Skills training
  • TOWES (test of workspace essentials skills)
  • Standard First Aid
  • WHMIS
  • Food Safe
  • Cultural exploration
  • Field trips and health facility tours
  • Developmental growth in basic education - English and Math
  • Academic and personal preparation to enter into the Health Care fields.
  • Care of self
  • Basic communication
  • Life planning
  • Develop a portfolio
  • Identify personal career goal
  • Pre and post program personal coaching and support

Eligibility

  • Aboriginal ancestry and able to work in Canada
  • Willingness to learn about careers in the health field
  • Caring and compassion for others
  • Ability to work in teams
  • Demonstrate reliability, punctuality, commitment and have a positive attitude
  • Dedication to maintain a holistic and healthy lifestyle
  • Be willing to get a criminal records check

 

 

AVAILABLE INTAKE DATES:
November 1, 2010 - March 4, 2011

Deadline for application October 15, 2010

View Aboriginal Gateway to Health Careers Poster


Contact Information
For more information about the Aboriginal Gateway to Health Career program please contact:

Elaine Clare, Program Manager
604-913-7933 ext 229
elaine@buildingfuturestoday.com

Jeannie Parnell, Student Support Worker
778-783-5015
lornafrench@buildingfuturestoday.com

Brenda Crump
778-783-5034
brenda@buildingfuturestoday.com

Aboriginal Gateway to Health Careeers
VCC Broadway Campus
Room G212 Building B
1155 East Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5T 4V5
Phone: 778-783-5034
Fax: 778-783-5002

ACCESS Employment Assistance Services   
Suite 110-1607 E. Hastings Street
Vancouver, BC V5L 1S7                             
Tel: 604 251-7955   
Fax: 604 251-7954

ACCESS Aboriginal Connections to Employment
390 Main Street
Vancouver, BC V6A 2T1
Tel: 604 687-7480
Fax: 604 687-7481

ACCESS and MNBC Employment & Training
Suite 201-10114 King George Hwy
Surrey, BC V3T 2W4
Tel: 604 582-4791   
Fax: 604 582-4753                 

Kla-how-eya Employment Services
13629-108 Avenue
Surrey, BC V3T 2K4
Tel: 604 584-2008
Fax: 604 588-1850

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