Date/Time
Date(s) - 22/08/2018
10:00 am - 11:00 am


SKILLS FOR CHANGE PRESENTS


HEALTH INFORMATICS BRIDGING PROGRAM INFO SESSION


***The Health Informatics Bridging Program is free of charge, funded by the Government of Canada and delivered in partnership with George Brown College.***


EVENT DESCRIPTION


The Health Informatics Bridging Program at Skills for Change provides internationally trained newcomers with a background in healthcare OR the information technology sector, the knowledge and experience they need for a rewarding career in the field of Health Informatics.


The Health Informatics Bridging Program is a full-time eight-week program that allows participants the opportunity to develop real-world experience with practical hands-on labs led by leading instructors. Participants with interest in the integration of information technologies in the healthcare delivery sector stand to greatly benefit from this program.


Program Components


▪ Full-time eight-week program;


▪ Experiential components delivered by George Brown College;


▪ Effective job search strategies: resume development, market research techniques, and interview skills, provided by Skills for Change;


▪ Guest speaking panels led by industry and academic professionals;


▪ Connections with Health Informatics employers;


▪ Referrals to the Mentoring Partnership;


▪ Job placements.


Program Benefits


▪ Experiential and employment training in the health informatics field;


▪ Acquire the information necessary to transfer your current skills set to a new environment;


▪ Develop soft skills needed in the health informatics sector;


▪ Job search supports and preparation;


▪ Learn occupation-specific terminologies;


▪ Network with employers in the field;


▪ Introduction to Canadian business culture;


▪ Orientation towards secondary education opportunities;


▪ Relevant job placements;


▪ One-on-one support from program specialists knowledgeable about health informatics industry.


Eligibility Criteria


▪ English proficiency (CLB 7+);


▪ Work experience in healthcare or IT field outside of Canada (3+ years);


▪ Post-secondary degree in healthcare or IT field;


▪ Immigration status: Permanent Resident or Conventional Refugee.


Resources


▪ Dedicated training lab;


▪ One-on-one support with a career specialist;


▪ Career search reference;


▪ Hidden job market employment leads;


▪ Internet access for job search and applications;


▪ Access to a quiet space for individual work;


▪ Job search materials: daily newspapers, access to telephone and fax machine.




For more information, visit:  https://skillsforchange.org/healthinformatics/








Skills for Change


791 St. Clair Avenue West, Toronto, Ontario
416-658-3101


Skills for Change is known for pioneering programs that respond to shifting immigration and workplace trends and lead to employment.


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