Strengthening our Health Care Work Force
The Strategic Community Health Careers Program (SCHC) is a collaboration between Tewatohnhi’saktha, Kateri Memorial Hospital Center, and the Kahnawake Education Center, initiated to maximize the economic opportunities presented by the existing and expanding health careers in the community. The future expansion of the KMHC will see approximately 41 new positions that will need to be filled, the majority being Nurses. Others include, but are not limited to, Physicians, Physiotherapists, Radiological Technicians.
A three-year project that was implemented in 2010, SCHC is directed and governed overall by the SCHC Working Group which is represented by: Steven Horne, Director of Employment & Training at Tewatohnhi’saktha; Herb Rice, Employment Officer at Tewatohnhi’saktha; Valerie Diabo, Director of Nursing at KMHC; and Chris Leclaire, Post-Secondary Counsellor at KEC. The day-to-day coordination and administration of the project are carried out at Tewatohnhi’saktha offices by SCHC Coordinator Kim Delormier.
SCHC will strive to strengthen the health care work force in Kahnawake through the promotion of health careers to students and by providing academic and financial support to post-secondary students who study health careers.
Our health care system is now facing greater demands but at the same time, creating many career opportunities. Highly skilled and educated health care workers are in high demand, especially in the field of Nursing.
A career in health care offers job stability and security and the opportunity to help others.
Click here to download a PDF listing some possible health careers, and the local colleges and universities who offer the programs.
If you are interested in studying for a Nursing career or other health career, getting your pre-requisites is the first step. Through John Abbott College Continuing Education, SCHC has been offering Algebra, Science and Chemistry courses at the Kahnawake Survival School to help students get on the right track to a health career since 2010.
Please call Kim Delormier at 450-638-4280 for more information.
These same courses may be held again for Fall 2012.