The healthcare sector is one very crucial and lucrative space with a growing number of people who are considering a career path in the profession. In an episode of the new season of the Smartpreneur TV show, Angela Chizea, the Head of Health School at CLI College, sat with Smartpreneur host, Tallulah Doherty-Adetona to discuss how to become career-ready in less than a year with an internationally recognised certificate that is sure to increase one’s employability anywhere in the world.
Here are some excerpts from the episode:
What is your advice to those that want to train as a caregiver at CLI College in order to explore international opportunities?
Across the globe, especially in the west, we’ve seen that you really don’t have to go to the university or polytechnic to become a professional and that’s what CLI is all about; you coming in with your basic O’Level and without background knowledge in healthcare and just filling that space. Basically caregivers are people who are professionally trained to care for those who are incapacitated in carrying out activities of daily living (ADL) such as bathing, feeding and so on. You just have to have your O’levels basically for us to know that you can read and write because communication is very key. If you are travelling abroad, we need to know that you can easily fill that space without barriers. You just need your O’Levels and you are ready to go.
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How long does it take to go through the entire training process at CLI College?
It’s six months. At the end of the day, you will get a diploma unlike other colleges that offer certificate of participation. Also we have modules that have been drawn from various parts of the globe and made to suit both international and local spaces so this makes the programme a bit intense but the beautiful thing is that you will have a foundation which is our Basic Life Saving Skills (BLSS) training. This is a stepping stone or the base to allow you grow when receiving your education at CLI College as a caregiver.
For those without background knowledge in health, how do they sail through the programme?
We have learnt to understand people based on their background, age, personality and more. We put all of these together to interact with them. We encourage students to be more receptive irrespective of any knowledge they could have acquired in other areas or careers.
Does CLI College have any international affiliations?
Yes we do. We have CLI College Canada. You can find CLI College in all the districts in Canada and of course our certification allows you work anywhere in the world because of the modules and their structures. Like I said earlier, CLI College’s curriculum is a fusion of both international and local. Also, if you decide not to travel, you would still have lots of opportunities to yourself.
About CLI College
Career Learning International (CLI) College is a leading private career college in Nigeria offering programs for students who are seeking career advancement or who are looking to launch a new career altogether. CLI College believes that everyone should have the opportunity to further their education, including those without a university degree. At CLI College, students can become career-ready in six (6) months.
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