Today is a very exciting day in the 66 year history of CHA Learning as we announce our partnership with Algonquin College, one of the most innovative and outstanding post-secondary education institutions in Canada. (The formal press release can be read here.)
As of September 1st, 2017, students enrolled in our now jointly delivered Health Information Management (HIM) and Food Service and Nutrition Management (FSNM) programs will be working towards certificates of achievement that will be jointly conferred by Algonquin College and HealthCareCAN.
This is a game changing moment for our students, whom we serve in everything we do, and is a further demonstration of CHA Learning’s mission “To empower professionals with the knowledge, skills, and relationships to lead health system improvement.”
We are committed to serving our students with the best value and education possible and, in so doing, serve our HealthCareCAN Members. As the professional development division of HealthCareCAN, CHA Learning is an instrumental part of the organization’s tagline: “Leading♦Innovation♦Together.”
By entering into a strategic partnership with Algonquin College to deliver our leading HIM and FSNM programs, we are partnering with Algonquin’s Centre for Continuing & Online Learning, itself a leader and innovator in online and continuing education. This is also the first step towards providing our students and alumni with meaningful learning pathways and eventually (articulation) credits into other programs.
Together, we will seek new opportunities to provide the health system with the right people to deliver critical skills and services. Delivering education online, across Canada, “anytime, anywhere” is part of our innovation and value-proposition.
Delivering these two flagship programs together is just the beginning of our new partnership with Algonquin College and I look forward to provide further announcements in the near future.
Read the formal press release here.
By: Dale Schierbeck, Vice-President, Learning and Development