Grand View Manor offers CCA Scholarship Program!
GVM is proud to offer a Continuing Care Assistant (CCA) Scholarship Program to 10 deserving scholars through Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) in 2015-2016.
The shortage of CCAs in the province, especially in rural areas, is greatly impacting the services that we strive to provide. CCAs provide direct care to residents and ensuring that we have an adequate number on staff is vital to ensuring the residents’ needs are met and that workplace injury is minimized. Our current CCAs, together with the rest of our nursing team, have been working really hard to maintain quality care despite the shortage.
Hence, it is with pride that GVM is finally announcing the launch of the CCA Scholarship Program through NSCC. GVM will cover approximately 60% of the cost and scholars are expected to pay their share after successful completion of their provincial exam and start working as certified CCAs at Grand View Manor.
Scholars are also guaranteed a minimum of two paid work days a week at minimum wage after completing the basic module requirements (approximately 8 to 10 weeks of classroom instructions). They can continue earning as they are completing the program and once certified, they will then have guaranteed employment as a healthcare professional. There will be no upfront cost to be part of the program and no interest will be charged to what the students owe.
We are responding to multiple needs in many levels. We are offering this rare opportunity to people in Nova Scotia who would have been competent and compassionate as CCAs but lacked the finances to complete this program. Scholars can still earn money while they are learning, thus, making it possible to meet their financial needs. We are also providing an opportunity toretain would be professionals in the province.
There are information sessions scheduled in November 2014. Please make sure you attend to learn more about this program. You can also view our presentation in these 2 documents (Program | Info Session).
November 18th (1pm – 3pm & 6pm – 8pm) & November 26th (10am – 12noon & 1pm – 3pm) at Grand View Manor Assembly Room.