Free learning initiatives create opportunities to gain skills in nursing, trucking, office admin


Three new learning initiatives will provide learners with an opportunity to gain new skills, free-of-charge. Nova Scotia Community College will pilot the CCA-Practical Nursing Bridging Program, which will train continuing care assistants (CCAs) to become licensed practical nurses. The Government of Ontario is investing $1.3M in a free truck driver training program for women, newcomers, and others from underrepresented groups. In addition to gaining the experience necessary for attaining their trucking license, participants will learn about topics such as defensive driving, human trafficking awareness, and forklift operation. Algonquin College has launched the Skills for Success program, which teaches new Canadians the skills they need to work in entry level office administration roles.

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