“CATE” care aides graduate from MOSAIC program, and why it matters

BC Care Providers Association (BCCPA) endorsed a unique program that provides training for immigrants in Metro Vancouver to receive training to become a care aide. The “CATE”, or Care-Aide Training for Employment program is supported by MOSAIC in conjunction with Sprott Shaw College. On May 31st, 15 of the CATE’s first program graduates celebrated the completion of their course.

Our CEO Daniel Fontaine was on hand to celebrate with the CATE grads.

“I was delighted to be invited to this graduating ceremony, which BCCPA was proud to endorse,” says Daniel Fontaine. “Now we have 15 graduates that we would like to see placed into positions as care-aides as soon as possible. All of their résumés are now posted and accessible through our Member 365 online portal.”

One of the biggest challenges facing care home as well as home care operators is a shortfall of qualified job candidates. The B.C. government has set a goal of hiring 1,500 new full time employees to help deliver seniors care over the next four years.

“We strongly encourage our members to review the CATE graduates, and to consider them for any openings in their workplace as soon as possible,” adds Fontaine. “This is a program we really want to see continue and to be become a successful model to help fill the gap in care workers.”

An exciting promotional video featuring an interview with our CEO will be released shortly. To learn more about the CATE program visit their website.