Bow Valley College to start healthcare academic pathway with Chitkara University

Bow Valley College to start healthcare academic pathway with Chitkara University
Team Careers360 | Aug 4, 2020 - 4:53 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: Bow Valley College Calgary, Alberta has announced a pathway program in collaboration with Chitkara University, India, in the faculty of healthcare for students. Candidates from the university from any stream of the healthcare programs are now able to transfer to the Health & Human Services Management (HHSM), one-year post-diploma certificate at Bow Valley College through Chitkara University.

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Eligible candidates will be offered a letter of acceptance from Bow Valley College, Canada, from which they can apply for their study permit and go through four weeks of orientation programming at Chitkara University, before shifting to Canada.

Healthcare scope in Canada

Nursing and healthcare programs are much sought after careers in Canada. And during the uncertain circumstances caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, this pathway will make sure that students are able to achieve their international study goals.

The first cohort under the HHSM post-diploma certificate arrangement is expected to start in January 2021, based on travel restrictions in Canada. An innovative healthcare program, HHSM combines elements of business study and managing the Canadian Health system to prepare students for management positions in the Canadian healthcare sector.

Students who will graduate from Bow Valley College will be eligible to apply for a post-graduate work permit in Canada or even pursue other diploma programs from Bow Valley College or a degree with a public university pathway partner.

“This partnership is a significant step in providing our international learners with a seamless pathway leading to a unified system of lifelong learning. We offer global education with learning outcomes aligned to industry-validated competencies and skills in healthcare." said the Bow Valley College’s Vice President, Academic Dr. Misheck Mwaba.

He also shared that "International students are an important part of Bow Valley College’s student body, and this announcement reflects their importance to Canada and our local community. We continue to shape the future of education and make all learning count through leading practices and partnerships.”

An initiative for Indian students

This pathway opens the door for Indian students to polish their skill sets and education that is required to work in a stringent and highly regulated healthcare sector in Canada.

There is a gap in the demand and supply of foreign-educated healthcare workers in Canada and this initiative can significantly help address the need for Canadian educated healthcare professionals to fill different positions in the healthcare sector, be it in the province of Alberta or anywhere in Canada.

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