JUMPSTARTING YOUR CAREER
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 shannex.com/new-career.