Here's what some of our grads have to say about the HCA program:
"I remember my first day. I was so scared because I had never been a student with good grades. In highschool, I was generally receiving C-'s, maybe if I was lucky a C+ at my best. I held off going to school for 6 years out of fear for failure. One day I became a 23 year old single mom and thought to myself, how am I going to support me and my child on minimum wage? One of my old time friends had mentioned to me this course and told me I would be great at it. Struggling and frustrated with not moving up in life, I decided to give it a chance. I was and still am amazed at how clouded I was to the fact of my abilities. This program not only educated me about how to help others, but it taught me confidence and that I am smart and can do school and on top of that, I made great friends. I am proud to say I have one B+ and the rest A+'s, and have grown up in all aspects of my life. Thank you for giving me this amazing boost in the right direction and making me a better me. I hope others will take my words and realize they can do it too and recieve a life changing opportunity the same as I."
Lindsay Thibert, February 2013 Health Care Assistant Graduate
"I found this course a learning experience I will never forget. The instructors were extremely supportive in all aspects, and I graduated feeling confident, prepared, and ready to work. The training I recieved will help me be the best HCA I can be and it's owed all to the thorough and intense training from well educated and patient teachers."
Jessica Bennie, February 2013 Health Care Assistant Graduate
"Not only does the VIU HCA program give you the skills you need to be a Health Care Assistant. They teach you how to be a healthy, whole person. They show you that you have to love, and be responsible for yourself, before you can take someone else's well-being into your hands. I am a better person for having taken the program, and I walked into a job the day after I received my certificate."
Stephanie Hug, February 2013 Health Care Assistant Graduate