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Thursday, March 23, 2017
Meeting the health-care needs of people in Invermere

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Pictured (l-r) Krys Sikora, College Board of Governors Vice Chair; Wilda Schab, College Board of Governors Chair; Doug Clovechok, Invermere campus Manager; Heather Hepworth, Dean of Health & Human Services; Minister of Advanced Education, Andrew Wilkinson; College Executive Director, Regional & International Development, Patricia Bowron.

(Seated l-r) Health Care Assistant graduate Kayla Chinchar, Instructor Amanda Mauer, Health Care Assistant graduate Tania Bartschi.

More health-care seats are being added to the health-care assistant program at College of the Rockies (COTR) in Invermere, as a result of one-time funding of $118,000 to ensure that the demands of an aging population can be met in the community.

The announcement was made by Advanced Education Minister Andrew Wilkinson during a visit to the campus. Funding will support 16 additional full-time equivalent (FTE) seats in the 32-week program, which includes both in-class learning and supervised clinical placements. The program covers the knowledge and skills requ ... View the Full Media Release