By Carlie Connolly
Kelly Johnston, admission advisor for Academy of Learning was seen out and about in Redcliff, posting information with details about what Academy of Learning has to offer.
Johnston said that the Academy has so many opportunities for those looking for something new.
They are offering two new programs, and you get a certificate at the end. One is called community service workers, which is a 43-week program, and the other is community service workers with addictions. She said that there is quite a problem with addictions in a lot of communities and areas.
“If we have the people with the right credentials to help and assist, I think we would be doing our community a service,” said Johnston.
Most of the programs that the Academy offers are diploma programs, where you can get a certificate. A lot of it is business, business administration, legal administration, healthcare aids and much more. They have been in Medicine Hat for around 10 years.
Johnston did some recruiting and got a very positive response from others.
“We got a very positive response from a lot of the local businesses in the community whereupon our classes have practicum’s, so we were looking for companies that would have practicum’s available and about 90 percent of the companies that I went to said yes, which sort of tells you the need in the community,” she said.
The Academy also welcomes students from Cypress County and Redcliff as well.
The two new classes start on May 18, and they already have around 10 signed up for them.
If students have a Grade 12 diploma with a 50 percent or higher in English and math, they are good to start. If they had a Grade 9, they do not need any upgrading. The programs start. They have around 10 signed up for it, and they have two exams that must be completed and if they pass they qualify to attend.