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Health Care Aide program launches at McNally School

Thu, 21 Feb, 2019

News item: Health Care Aide program launches at McNally School

Edmonton Public Schools and NorQuest College are proud to announce our latest partnership, the Health Care Aide dual credit program, offered at McNally School.

This brand new Campus EPSB program gives students from across the city an opportunity to earn high school credits and provincially-recognized certification, regardless of which District school they normally attend.

“Our inaugural Health Care Aide class includes 18 students from seven District high schools,” says Board Chair Michelle Draper. “We’re so excited to welcome these students to a program that allows them to explore the health care industry as a career option.”

“NorQuest College is committed to building relationships, and fostering success, at all levels of education. This terrific partnership with the Edmonton Public School Board will benefit high school students across the city. It will help them get a step forward in their post-secondary studies and provide them with the skills to enter the workforce right away,” says Dr. Jodi L. Abbott, NorQuest College President & CEO.


The students will be immersed in hands-on learning from February to July in McNally School’s new Health Care Aide space, which mimics a post-secondary training facility. The classroom is set up with hospital beds, lifts, wheelchairs and industry supplies, equipment and technology. Students are provided their own lab kits and watches, and come to class wearing scrubs and clinical identification.

Students will learn medical knowledge and terminology, patient care, treatment plans, records management and will be exposed to multiple health-care related careers.