Employers looking to prepare for future growth and business opportunities have allies in the Canada-Alberta Job Grant and Medicine Hat College’s Continuing Studies department, says manager Cathy Crockford.
“The federal and provincial governments worked together to create the Canada-Alberta Job Grant, a program that offers employers funding assistance when they need to develop the skills and knowledge of their workforce,” says Crockford.
“I think this is outstanding opportunity for businesses to consider the training needs of their employees. The grant covers up to two-thirds of the costs of training, up to $10,000 for individual employees and up to $300,000 for the organization.”
She explains that the program is employer-driven. “A business identifies training needs, engages a third-party training provider like Medicine Hat College, applies for approval, and when accepted, launches training.”
Crockford’s Continuing Studies team is eager to help.
“Many of our existing courses and programs may be accessed through this program, but we’re eager to meet the needs of employers by developing customized training to fit their exact needs.”
She says the range of possibilities spans from project management, health and safety, skilled trades, office systems, management development, and more. “I really encourage employers to consider their needs, and then challenge us to find an effective way of supporting their goals,” she says.
“Enhancing skills and knowledge is a great way to meet the challenges of a changing economy. I’m hoping the Canada-Alberta Job Grant will help the college meet the needs of business in our region.”
For more information regarding this grant visit www.mhc.ab.ca or contact Shannan Hurlbut at firstname.lastname@example.org or 403.529.3849.
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