NEWS RELEASE — MCG Career College and other private vocational colleges are preparing to receive more inquiries from prospective students following the Alberta Provincial Budget that slashed operating grants and lifted the tuition freeze for government-funding post-secondary institutions.
While many students remain on wait lists for post-secondary programs in the allied health field, MCG Career College is ready to accept applications for positions in the allied health field that funnel directly into in-demand positions in industry.
“Our programs are approved by the government, but we are funded by private dollars, which allows us to manage our costs and programming internally,??? explains Carmen Sheridan, Dean of MCG Career College.
The instructor insight and knowledge is also setting private colleges above the rest.
“Our instructors are currently working in the field, which means they are actively participating in industry trends and passing that knowledge directly onto our students,??? says Sheridan.
That insight and knowledge goes a long way as MCG students head into industry, especially as massage therapists. According to a recent article in Massage Magazine, there is a critical shortage of qualified therapists, with close to 20,000 unfilled positions in spas.
Originally known as the Northern Institute of Massage Therapy, MCG Career College opened its doors in Calgary in September 2019 with an expanded program offering. In addition to basic and advanced massage therapy, students are currently taking courses in Medical Office Assistant and Unit Clerk and a variety of first aid options.