Work and Learn Program

May 18, 2022
President and Chief Operating Officer Jason Shannon talking to those enrolled in the Work and Learn program.


In January, Shannex launched the Work and Learn program, which helps working professionals looking to make a career change to become a Continuing Care Assistant.

Existing Shannex team members or anyone with a minimum of five years’ job experience and a passion for compassionate care can apply. Successful applicants are paid to attend classes and on-the-job training before completing a Prior Learning Assessment and Recognition to determine relevant experience. Following the assessment, participants will complete their training at a recognized post-secondary institution before starting their career as a licensed Continuing Care Assistant and beginning their exciting, new career at a Shannex long term care home.

Kelley Hiltz-Cameron is the Director of Human Resources, People and Development at Shannex and is one of the instructors for the in-class training. She says the program has been a great success with over 40 participants, so far. “If you want to become a care provider but can’t afford to go back to school or the idea of going back to school is daunting, this is a great opportunity,” says Kelley.

To learn more about the Work and Learn program, visit


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