Late last month BCCPA CEO Daniel Fontaine attended a graduation ceremony with a unique twist. The 15 people who graduated all had received training for working as care aides in a job marketplace where these positions are in high demand. Each of them were immigrants who qualified for the the “CATE”, or Care-Aide Training for Employment program is supported by MOSAIC in conjunction with Sprott Shaw College.
BCCPA notified its members that these job candidates had all prepared their résumés and were ready to be interviewed. The success of the program (and its continuation) will depend upon the success of the graduates in getting into the workplace.
We are pleased to report that we have had a very positive update from CATE’s organizers.
“Our participants have been busy with interviews,” says CATE’s coordinator Daisy Zhang. “The good news is they got their HCA Diploma and registry earlier than we expected.”
We owe a shout out to a large group of BCCPA service provider members who have been bringing in the CATE grads for interviews. Zhang promises to follow up with an update on how the grads are doing, and news about the future of the training program.
The folks at MOSAIC produced a lovely celebratory video on the CATE program that features Daniel Fontaine prominently in describing the success of the program.
BCCPA would like to thank the organizers at Mosaic for facilitating such a worthwhile program, and inviting our organization to support it.