First College received funding provided by the Government of Canada through the Canada-British Columbia Workforce Development Agreement for the health care assistant (HCA) program, with 20 available seats in each program.
The eight-month health-care assistant program offered at First College enables the students to develop the essential skills to function as frontline caregivers of the health-care team.
After the completion of the program, graduates will receive their diplomas and start to work right away in our local community.
To assist in rebuilding the lives of individuals who have been affected by COVID-19, the WorkBC Community Workforce Response Grant has been approved for the February 2023 HCA cohort, allowing students to study and explore a new career path without having to worry about their financial resources. The HCA program will take place from Feb. 13, 2023, to Sept. 18, 2023, featuring a three-day-per-week course load from Monday to Wednesday. First College is located at 532 Leon Ave. on the second floor.