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2018 Grads from the Academy of Learning Career College High River Campus

 

Medical Office Assistant with Health Unit Coordinator – 18, 2018 Graduates

Successful graduates will achieve the Certified Medical Assisting Professional (CMAP) designation in addition to their diploma. These graduates are fully qualified to work in a hands-on administrative and clinical support capacity in the medical industry.

Skill development is delivered in four areas:

 

  • Comprehensive medical administrative knowledge
  • In-depth hospital administrative knowledge of nursing units
  • Full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications
  • On-site work experience through participation in a Clinical Placement at an approved healthcare facility

 

Medical Office Assistant with Veterinary – 2, 2018 Graduate

Successful graduates will be eligible to achieve the CMAP – Certified Medical Assisting Professional designation in addition to their diploma. These graduates are fully qualified to work in a hands-on administrative/clinical support capacity in any medical or veterinary industry.

Skill development is delivered in four areas:

 

  • Comprehensive medical administrative knowledge
  • Specialty Veterinary Administrative Assistant training to work in veterinary clinics and veterinary hospitals
  • Full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications
  • On-site work experience through participation in a clinical externship at an approved healthcare training facility

 

Community Service and Addictions Worker – 9, 2018 Graduates

Social and community service workers administer and implement a variety of social assistance programs and community services specializing in addictions. They assist clients to address personal and social problems.

This program provides students with the basic knowledge, skills, and work experience needed to become permanently employable in a CSW and AW setting. Skill development is delivered in three areas:

 

  • Comprehensive community service worker knowledge
  • Exploration into the world of addictions. Exploration into the world of addiction treatment and prevention.
  • Full range of computer and office skills, including current software applications
  • On-site work experience through participation in a 140-hour placement at an approved CSW facility

 

Dental Administration Assistant – 2, 2018 Graduates

Introduces students to the role of a Dental Administrative Assistant (DAA) in today’s dental industry. Covers topics such as General Dentistry, Head and Neck Anatomy, Dental Instruments, Pain control, Imaging, Dental surgeries, Administration of a dental office, and General Accounting.

 

Insurance Advisor -1, 2018 Graduates

This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to work in the insurance industry in a variety of different capacities, and may include careers within a call centre environment. It prepares students to write the provincial licensing examination. In addition, the program introduces students to different practices and positions within the industry. Students also gain skills and experience in using the most commonly used insurance database and quoting software in Canada.

 

Computerized Payroll Accounting – 2, 2018 Graduates

This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required for a payroll department. The student will become familiar with basic payroll practices and procedures, as well as the more complex aspects of payroll. With basic bookkeeping levels and the acquisition of one year of payroll experience, the student can then apply to the Canadian Payroll Association for Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification.

 

In addition to accounting and payroll expertise, students gain skills and experience in business correspondence, office procedures and management fundamentals.

 

Payroll Administrator – 1, 2018 Graduate

This program provides students with the necessary skills and knowledge required to perform payroll administrative duties in the payroll department and to apply payroll legislation. With basic bookkeeping levels and the acquisition of one year of payroll experience, the student can then apply to the Canadian Payroll Association for Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification.

 

In addition to accounting and payroll expertise, students gain skills and experience in word processing, spreadsheet applications and telephone communication skills

 

Entrepreneurial Business Applications – 1, 2018 Graduate

Graduates of this program obtain the necessary skills to plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate their operations in order to provide goods or services to consumers, and ensure the quality of these goods/services and the satisfaction of their clients.

 

Administrative Assistant – 1, 2018 Graduate

This program provides graduates with the necessary skills to compile, verify, record, and process forms and documents, such as applications, agreements, and letter, in accordance with established procedures, guidelines, and schedules. Students will be familiar with the most popular office software applications.

Annual General Meeting

Dear Members

Please be advised that the next Chamber Luncheon is quickly approaching and this will be our Annual General Meeting.

Annual General Meeting

Date: November 24, 2016

Time: Noon – 1:15

Place: Highwood Golf & Country Club

Cost $20

Please RSVP to the office by e-mail at hrdccxtra@gmail.com

Agenda:

  • Presentation of the Financial Statements for the year ended August 31, 2016
  • Introduction of the nominees to the Board for 2016-2017
  • Membership dues.

Membership Dues Background information: More than 15 years has passed, since the Chamber introduced an increase in their membership dues. Due to the rising operational cost, the Board of Directors felt that it was necessary to implement some small changes to our fee structure to cover some of the services that we offer. This new fee structure, will include a website listing for your business, a listing on the MyChamber app, in addition to giving you access to all of the value added saving programs, at no extra cost.

The proposed increase in the annual membership fees will be voted on at the annual general meeting.

Current Member Dues 2017 change in membership dues

1-4 Employees currently $125 -> $135

5-15 Employees currently $150 -> $165

16-49 Employees currently $175 -> $200

50 -99 Employees currently $235 -> $275

100 plus employees $300 -> $400

2016 Christmas Campaign – Shop, Blog & Win

2016 Christmas Campaign Shop, Blog & Win

Radio and Newspapers

The NEED

  • To promote Shopping in High River during the Christmas Season. So that ALL from NEAR and FAR come to the events and the community to shop, to take selfies and to blog about their purchases and High River experience.

The OPPORTUNITY

  • To focus marketing on the Foothills and Calgary region during the Christmas Season.
  • To make potential customers aware of your business and what a great Community we have with shopping and special events.
  • The Chamber Branding and promotion of our Businesses and community.
  • To participate in some fun marketing that engages shoppers to blog, take selfies with their purchases and use social media, while having some fun doing so.
  • To reach multiple audiences of different age groups and demographics.

The PLAN

  • To have an ongoing awareness of your company through radio commercials on Sun Country and The Eagle. To promote your company also in the Calgary Herald, the Sun and in the Western Wheel.

The opportunity to participate in a joint collective marketing campaign. We will use your investment dollars to buy radio and newspaper ad and also to obtaining matching grants.

This campaign will draw customers to your place of business to shop and blog about their purchases to their friends on social media. Upon each visit to a participating merchant, the shoppers will have an opportunity to enter to win a grand prize. The grand prize will be gift certificates that have been provided by the participating merchants.

Sponsorship Opportunities:

Draw Box Sponsor participation

As a Draw Box Sponsor you must provide us with cash of $100 and a gift certificate of $50 in value. All participating merchants will make up a draw box and we will provide you with all other marketing materials, posters, ballots, etc…All participating merchants in this category, will receive a mention on the Chamber website and in all the newspapers ads indicating the locations of the draw boxes.

Cash Sponsor:

As a $500 Cash Sponsor you must also provide a $50 dollar or grater gift certificate. All participating merchants, will be mentioned on the Chamber website, in the newspapers and will also have a draw box at their location in addition to receiving radio mentions during the entire campaign.

*** AM 1140 Radio *** Sun Country 99.7 FM *** The Eagle 100.9 FM ***

All participating businesses will either be mentioned in the newspapers or on the radio depending on your level of sponsorship commitment. Radio commercials and newspaper advertising will be used to promote all the Christmas Events over the entire Christmas Season.

The entire campaign will be a $10,000 value, starting on December 1 and will run right through until the end of December. The draw for the grand prize will be made at the end of January – 2017.

If this is something that is of interest to you. I would be happy to meet with you to discuss this opportunity, please call me at 403-652-3336 to set up an appointment.

We must receive your commitment to participate no later than November 21,2016

Thank you

Lynette McCracken

Thank you for attending the By-Election Forum

The Chamber would like to thank everyone for attending the election Forum.

Special thanks to our Moderator Mr Kevin Wallace.
Chamber President Steven Muth and Directors Mary Chadney, Yousra Johma, Penni Tebbs and Leeann Coleman

Also to our Candidates: Terry Coleman, Jamie Kinghorn, Michael Nychyk and Sandra Wiebe

http://www.highriveronline.com/local/candidates-take-on-secondary-suites-at-forum

General R J Hillier

Name: General Rick Hillier
Date: October 6, 2016
Time: 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM MDT
Register Now
Event Description:

Join the Okotoks Chamber of Commerce for a special presentation by General Rick Hillier.

General R.J Hillier (Retired)
Former Chief of the Defence Staff for Canadian Forces – 
the Canadian Forces’ Highest Rank

Born in Newfoundland and Labrador, General Rick Hillier joined the Canadian Forces as soon as he could. Having enrolled in the Canadian Forces in 1973 through the Regular Officer Training Plan program, he graduated from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1975 with a Bachelor of Science Degree. After completing his armour officer classification training, he joined his first regiment, the 8th Canadian Hussars (Princess Louise’s) in Petawawa, Ontario.

Subsequently, he served with, and later commanded, the Royal Canadian Dragoons in Canada and Germany. Throughout his career, General Hillier has had the privilege and pleasure of commanding troops from the platoon to multi-national formation level within Canada, Europe, Asia and the United States. He has worked as a staff officer in several headquarters, first at the Army level in Montreal and later at the strategic level in Ottawa.

In 1998 General Hillier was appointed as the first Canadian Deputy Commanding General of III Corps, US Army in Fort Hood, Texas. In 2000 he took command of NATO’s Stabilization Force’s (SFOR) Multinational Division (Southwest) in Bosnia Herzegovina.

In May 2003 General Hillier was appointed as Commander of the Army and subsequently, in October 2003, he was selected as the Commander of the NATO-led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in Kabul, Afghanistan.

General Hillier was promoted to his present rank and assumed duties as the Chief of the Defence Staff on 4 February 2005.
General Hillier and his wife have two sons, a daughter-in-law, and a new grandson. General Hillier enjoys most recreational pursuits but, in particular, runs slowly, plays hockey poorly and golf’s not well at all.

Sponsored by TD Canada Trust