Minister Anne Kang meets with CapU students to mark Health Care Assistant Day

Minister recognizes Health Care Assistant Day by hearing from CapU students

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Photo of Health Care Assistant students learning at the kálax-ay Sunshine Coast campus

Today, B.C. Minister of Advanced Education and Skills Training Anne Kang met virtually with Heath Care Assistant students at our kálax-ay Sunshine Coast campus. Students, faculty and staff had the opportunity to both hear directly from the Minister and ask questions about funding and support for health care assistant programs and community health care and in the province.

Students were able to share their own reflections on the Health Care Assistant program, the ability to learn at home on the Sunshine Coast and to enter a career that serves their community.

Minister Kang recognized CapU for its inclusion of Work Integrated Learning and illustrated how this hands-on education model offers excellent training to prepare students for working in the communities they serve. She also touched on the value of our regional campus, and how it offers education and training opportunities for people living on the Sunshine Coast.

"When people study in their own community, they stay in their community," said Minister Kang.

She thanked our students for heeding a calling to work in healthcare and to join the force of 40,000 health care workers in B.C., who she called some of the province's hardest working frontline health care workers.

We are honoured that Minister Kang chose to mark Health Care Assistant Day by spending time with the people of CapU.


Submitted by: Communications