A partnership between Shannex Incorporated and Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) will give students entering the Continuing Care program a helping hand.
The Shannex Pathway to Success Bursary program will provide significant support to eligible students in the Continuing Care program at NSCC ─ $300,000 in total over three years. Approximately 50 students per year will each receive $2,000 toward tuition and related costs.
“We are excited to embark on this innovative partnership with Nova Scotia Community College. Along with financial aid, we will guarantee employment for recipients once they successfully graduate,” says Jason Shannon, President & Chief Operating Officer, Shannex Incorporated.
“Assisting and engaging committed students will help us to address a skills shortage in this demanding field. Our clients will benefit from the work of these talented graduates, who will have secured access to the fulfilling careers they are seeking.”
The three-year pilot program was announced today at NSCC’s Waterfront Campus, one of six participating campuses across the province. Graduates will be eligible for jobs at Shannex facilities in the Annapolis Valley, Bridgewater, Amherst, Sydney, Colchester and metro Halifax.
The Shannex Pathway to Success Bursary program will see its first student beneficiaries start the one-year Continuing Care program in September 2017. Participants will also complete their student work term with the company, which provides seniors’ accommodation, service and care in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick and Ontario.
Interested students can learn more about requirements and how to apply for this sponsorship program here. Approximately 70 current Continuing Care students are on work placements at Shannex facilities province-wide, honing the skills they’ve been learning in their NSCC classrooms and labs and preparing for careers as Continuing Care Assistants. CCAs assist clients with a range of needs, including hygiene, restorative care, cleaning and laundry, in collaboration with a health-care team.