Sprott Shaw College offering classes locally

Health care assistant program coming to 100 Mile satellite campus

Sprott Shaw College has received its Private Career Training Institutes Agency approval to provide Health Care Assistant program in 100 Mile House.

“We will be proceeding with classes very soon,” says Diana Badke, Satellite campus manager – Penticton Campus (100 Mile House – Satellite).

The 100 Mile House campus is located at 215 Fourth St. – beside the Red Cross office, she says, adding an open house is planned for Nov. 5-6 from 10 a.m.to 2 p.m.

Sprott Shaw has 13 campuses in British Columbia and is celebrating its 110th year in business. The 100 Mile campus is a satellite of Penticton and plans to offer the Health Care Assistant program in January 2014.

Badke notes Sprott Shaw College offers courses in business, health and development, tourism and hospitality management, and Trades. She adds courses offered in 100 Mile House will be based on community needs.

“Education is valuable. We will work 40-plus years in our lifetime.

“If we work for minimum wage, we will earn approximately $850,000 in that timeframe.

“If we invest time and money and work in just a modest career – health care assistant or legal assistant – we will increase that to approximately $1,400,000. That’s not a bad investment.”

For more information, folks can call 778-482-1262 or check out the website at www.sprottshaw.com.