Bow Valley College and BMB sign pathway agreement
Canada’s Bow Valley College and education consultants BMB International have signed a pathway agreement for the recruitment of postgraduate international students.
Alberta province-based Bow Valley College announced earlier this month that it has signed a partnership with BMB International, a consultancy with offices in the Philippines, the UK, and Canada that provides educational and immigration services for students.
The agreement will aim to facilitate postgraduate students in healthcare further their studies in Canada from 2021.
This new academic pathway will enable eligible internationally-trained students to continue their studies with Bow Valley College’s Health & Human Services Management (HHSM) post-diploma certificate program.
BMB to assist Bow Valley healthcare students with job search and Canada visa application
Graduates of the HHSM program will gain industry-validated competencies and skills necessary to prepare them for careers with health or human service agencies, non-profit organisations, private businesses, and government positions.
After completing two terms, or ten courses, BMB will help the Bow Valley healthcare graduates look for a work placement in Alberta.
BMB International said it will also help the students with their Canada study visa application and arrival in the country.
Bow Valley says its HHSM trains students with a combination of business and healthcare training
Nora Maclachlan, Dean of Health and Community Studies at Bow Valley College, noted: “Healthcare is a highly competitive field, and this HHSM program is innovative, combining elements of business study and management of the Canadian healthcare system.
“While the COVID-19 pandemic is creating a lot of uncertainty, this pathway cements the College’s commitment to supporting international learners hoping to launch a career in a promising and rewarding industry.”
Reflecting on the partnership, Aaron Briddon, Managing Director of BMB International, said: “It is our mission to attract multi-disciplinary healthcare professionals from across Asia.
“Professionals looking to specialize their skills in healthcare management may include registered nurses, pharmacists, midwives, and medical technologists, just to name a few.”
Depending on the relaxation of travel restrictions and other COVID-19 measures currently in place, candidates who satisfy the criteria will be issued acceptance letters to proceed to the college’s campus in Calgary.
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