January 2021
Winter/Spring 2021 Update
I was looking through last years January newsletter and I was writing about how cold it was, -24 degrees! I'll take this weather and sun anyday over that.

We hope everyone had a good "holiday" (don't worry, we never got to travel to Hawaii either...) We are all back at it this week, most parents are juggling home schooling and work so we are sending you positive thoughts and patience.
We have updated our Winter/Spring calendar online and all courses can be found here. We have pushed back dates for our in person courses until Feb/March. In the mean time if you would rather take a course online we have plenty of options. A few ideas are listed below but there are more on our website. As always if you have any questions please email us as cstudiesmedicinehat@mhc.ab.ca
Featured Courses
Medicine Hat
Medical Terminology (Starts January 13)
By studying rules, word roots, prefixes, suffixes and combining forms, students will be able to build, use and spell medical words related to body systems and organization. Students will:
learn anatomical, physiological and pathological body systems and terms
develop a solid foundation for medical terms related to the biology and language of each specific body system studied

This program prepares graduates to work in the fast-paced field of health professionals and perform administrative duties in medical offices and clinics, hospitals, health and chiropractic centres, insurance agencies, and private businesses. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology

This program is suitable for those who wish to gain an entry level position in a fast-paced medical environment including hospitals, long-term care facilities and other health related institutional settings.Prerequisite: Medical Terminology

Join Ciara Feko from WoodRocks Woodshop to learn all about live edge wood, different types of epoxy and how to use them, along with basic woodworking techniques used to make a beautiful serving board and set of 4 coasters. You will leave the class with 1 finished live edge cherry wood & epoxy serving tray 11” by 19”, 4 wood and epoxy coasters and the skills to confidently use epoxy on future projects.

Pre-Employment Electrical (Starts February 22)
This program is designed to help individuals become more marketable when seeking employment in the Electrical Trade. Students will gain the entry-level skills they need to give them a better chance of getting hired and becoming indentured as Apprentices. The program is ideal for those looking for a career or a career change. For more information on how to register email eferris@mhc.ab.ca

Brooks
Approved and Accredited. Class 5 driving instruction. Learning to drive or having a child learn to drive can be a stressful event. It doesn’t have to be! With innovative and interactive classroom instruction, students have fun while learning. Our mission statement is to provide training tailored to the individual in a safe and caring environment. For more information and to pre-book your driving time, call 403.526.9505.
Current Online Course Offerings
Online Training:
Boost your chances of success for your new or small business and reduce your risks. Get the latest on planning your business, brainstorming business ideas and a checklist for going into business. Then learn how to create a business plan, including assessing business feasibility and prepare the management and financial plans.

How do you manage the finances of a business? Whether you are an entrepreneur, running a family business, or just looking to advance your career and add to your skill set, this Bookkeeping Certificate will provide you with the knowledge needed to measure, and manage, the financial health of your business. This program focuses on cash basis accounting.

The Adobe software tools are the leading software for graphic design. Use Illustrator to draw shapes and design logos, flyers, posters, banners, business cards or any other vector graphics for print or web. Adobe InDesign is the industry standard page-layout program that works with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop seamlessly. Use Adobe Photoshop to effectively work with selection and editing tools, layers, and masks to edit, retouch and enhance existing images or create your own composite digital art work. Access to the Adobe software tools required.

Discover new ways to improve your email promotions, including when to email, what to email, and testing email copy. Then find out how to analyze your email response rates, including getting the bench marks for open rates and click through rates. Learn how to improve your email promotion and responses with tracking and testing.

Being engaged with your online learners throughout the course is one of the three biggest weaknesses of online teachers. It is also one of the three biggest ways to take your online course to the next level, making it a superior learning experience for your learners.
You will come away with advanced, practical, how-to tips from one of the foremost authorities on fostering online discussion. And you will see how your instructor models great interaction and engagement in the online environment.

Online Safety Training:
This online Aboriginal Awareness course introduces the concept of culture to set the foundation for discussion of Canada's Aboriginal people, their values, concerns and history.

The goal of this lesson is to introduce employees to the federal laws that cover absences from the workplace for jury duty leave, military leave, and family and medical leave.

This online Computer Workstation Safety reviews the safe use of computers, and offers practical solutions to many potential problems. Areas covered in the course include organization of work materials, maintaining neutral positions, positioning the back and torso, avoiding and relieving eyestrain, avoiding and relieving muscle strain, tension and stress reducing exercises, and more.

Participants will learn skills and knowledge to estimate construction projects and prepare a successful bid.

This online Driver Fatigue course is designed to explain factors that contribute to driver fatigue, identify signs and symptoms to watch for, and equip you with ways to fight this dangerous and deadly condition.

In this course, learners will be taught the basics of security, as well as advanced patrol techniques, strategies for handling difficult people and situations, and crisis management. Note that to become fully licensed after completing this online course, you will need to pass your province's licensing exam in your province.

Corporate Training & Canada-Alberta Job Grant
Canada Alberta Job Grant
The Canada-Alberta Job Grant is a training program where an employer applies on behalf of their present or future employee(s) for eligible training costs. Employers decide who gets training and what type of training may be needed for their employees.
 
Eligible employers are required to contribute a minimum of one-third of the total training costs for existing employees. Government contributes two-thirds of the cost to a maximum of $10,000 per trainee per fiscal year. If hiring and training an unemployed Albertan, up to 100% of training costs could be covered, up to $15,000 per trainee.
 
Consider applying for the grant to help cover the costs of these training programs for your employees (training must total 21 hours or longer to be eligible for the grant):
·        Project Management Certificate
·        Computerized Bookkeeping Certificate
·        Management Skills for Supervisors
·        Certificate in Interpersonal Communication
·        MS Office Software Training
·        Customized Corporate Training
 
The grant application can take up to 30 days to be approved. 
Apply now to avoid disappointment.
This series of 4 classes will help you learn to build positive relationships, turn negative situations into win-win, learn tools and techniques that allow you to effectively deal with negative or stressful situations, and assist you in learning how to communicate more successfully in any situation.

Weekly - Jan 25 - Feb 22, 2021 (MH Campus)
4 Days - 24 hours - 2.4 CEUs

This Series of 3 classes will help you learn how to deliver exceptional customer service. By delivering a high level of customer service, you will provide value to your customers and clients throughout the sales cycle. Learning how to gain referrals, recommendations, and repeat sales from your customers, ensures you can build and expand your customer base for future success.

Weekly - March 2 - 16, 2021 (MH Campus)
Weekly - March 3 - 17, 2021 (Brooks Campus)
3 Days - 21 Hours - 2.1 CEUs

Reduce your Employee Training & Development Costs by up to 2/3rds with the Canada Alberta Job Grant Program

Introduction to the Trades Training Program
We are excited to offer this government funded training program for women and non-binary individuals who would like to enter the trades. If you are unemployed or under-employed and would like more information email cstudiesmedicinehat@mhc.ab.ca
Happy New Year!

The month of January derives its name from a two-faced God named Janus. Janus' one face looked forward while the other looked backward.

The most common resolution made is to increase the amount of exercise that one gets (it is estimated that 37% of resolutions are this one!)

Persistence pays off... Of those who successfully achieved their top resolution, only 40% of them did so on the first attempt. The rest made multiple tries, with 17% finally succeeding after more than 6 attempts.
Listening to music while exercising can improve work out performance by 15%.
 
New Year is celebrated by several special foods in different countries. For example, in Southern US, Ireland, Germany and Italy leafy greens and legumes are associated with financial fortune.
MHC Conservatory
Private Studio Music Lessons
Winter 2021 Program Update
We are still accepting registrations for our Private Studio Lessons at the MHC Conservatory.
-     Returning students, please contact your instructors to discuss lessons and placement.
-     New Students, please contact our admin assistant Stephanie by email at sparasynchuk@mhc.ab.ca to be connected with one of our amazing music instructors!

Please note, we are not currently accepting registrations for group classes due to Covid-19. We continue to monitor the guidance of Alberta Health Services and the Chief Medical Officer of Alberta and will return to group classes including children’s programs, choirs and ensembles, when it is safe to do so.
Visit our website for all future Continuing Studies updates!