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Main Connect News Demand Growing For Education Assistants in Lower Mainland

Demand Growing For Education Assistants in Lower Mainland

Monday, May 7, 2018

If you’ve ever considered a career helping children in the classroom, now is the time to take the next step. Demand is growing for qualified people who want to work in the challenging and rewarding role of Education Assistant.

Recent news reports highlight a shortage of Education Assistants in the Lower Mainland, and the Government of Canada projects more than 100,000 job openings in the field between now and 2024.

Education Assistants play a vital role in elementary and secondary schools. They help teachers with educational programming and supervision, working directly with students one-on-one and in groups.

With such important responsibilities, it’s essential Education Assistants have high-quality training. In less than a year, you can prepare for a career in the field with the Education Assistant diploma program at Vancouver Career College. And, for a limited time, all students who enroll in the program will receive a scholarship of up to $3,500.

"Working as an Education Assistant is a rewarding career and qualified individuals are in high demand. Our diploma program provides training to be a member of a school's support staff and make a difference in the learning experience of students with special needs,” says Anu Grover, an instructor in the Education Assistant program at Vancouver Career College.

In the program, you’ll receive the hands-on training you need to support the educational and social development of children and young people, including those with special needs. You’ll also get valuable real-world experience during practicum work, and gain certifications including First Aid and American Sign Language Basics.

Once you graduate, you can look forward to full- and part-time opportunities in a range of public and private work settings. In terms of pay, elementary and secondary school teacher assistants earn a median wage of $25 per hour.*

Classes are starting soon at campuses throughout the Lower Mainland. Learn how you can get started today at www.career.college/educationassistant or call 1.800.651.1067.

*jobbank.gc.ca; 2018

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