Spotlight on Health Care Assistant Jobs

By Maureen Latta If you like caring for others and want a career where employment demand is high, consider becoming a Health Care Assistant. Health Care Assistant workers are in steady demand in the Powell River region. In fact, the need for qualified workers has led Vancouver Island University’s Powell River campus to offer the... Continue Reading →

Interview with Donna Shaw, Health Care Aide

By Maureen Latta “I help the seniors meet their personal needs, whether it be dressing, eating, bathing, or moving from the bed to the wheelchair.” — Donna Shaw, Health Care Aide Donna Shaw works as a Health Care Aide at Evergreen Extended Care, a multi-level care seniors’ facility in Powell River. She has been working... Continue Reading →

How to Apply for Financial Supports for Apprenticeships

Please note that this article appears on our website at and it will be henceforth updated at that location. There are four steps for applying for Apprentice Financial Supports: Complete Apprentice Online Portal (AOP) Application You must apply in the Apprentice Online Portal prior to your school start date to receive funding. Ideally this step should... Continue Reading →

Working in “Fort Mac”– a primer

I have a friend working up in Fort McMurray who has steadily moved up the ranks in the industry.  I got in touch with him over the weekend to ask a few questions about the industry and what it takes to successfully land a job. -Brodie D'Angio Fort McMurray – Questions: We're trying to put... Continue Reading →

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