Written by: Vikram Bajwa
Surrey BC. Harry Brar. Health Care courses on completion, with a good curriculum, is the key to obtain employment in Hospitals, Care Facilities and seniors looking for assistance. PCTIA has many colleges registered with them, but do not have any system to monitor the teachings and practicums of the colleges, offering Accounting, Book Keeping, Computer tech, Health Care programs, which are considered an easy admission with only High school graduation or 12th grade.
Sternberg College was rated the best by its student body with a record of 80% job placement,Vancouver Career College with 73% job placement, followed by West Coast College, with 68%, Brar Tech College, with 65%, the lowest being Western Community College with a mere 18% job placement rating. Graduating student Ms. Sukhdeep Kaur, paid $ 3,000.00 dollars for a six month HCA course, with basic English Knowledge from India, finds it hard to obtain a job with the certification from Western Community College, asked for a refund, but denied, only offers to repeat the Course and appear for English proficiency tests.
Vancouver Career College and other reputable Institutions, stress the compliance of written and verbal English, before admitting students for their courses, where Western Community College, does not have any such requirements, as needed by PCTIA. Students seeking admission are mislead with expectations of earning $ 18.00 dollars an hour, upon completion of the certificate. Numerous complaints are pending before the PCTIA, for refunds and teaching methods of the Colleges.
Western Community College registration by PCTIA, has been suspended since December 5, 2013. All Directors of Western Community College, Gurpaul Dhaliwal, Sharanbir Dhaliwal, Registered Nurse, Dev Brar, were unavailable for comments, on the fees and refunds owed to PCTIA, students. This is there second venture in Surrey to be closed by PCTIA, for defrauding students and other malpractices.