SOURCE: Reeves College

Reeves College

March 03, 2015 10:00 ET

Reeves College's Lethbridge Campus Now Offering Addictions & Community Services Worker Program

Albertans Can Expect Stronger Than Average Employment Growth for Community and Social Services Workers Sector

LETHBRIDGE, AB--(Marketwired - March 03, 2015) - Reeves College recently introduced the Addictions and Community Services Worker program to its campus in Lethbridge. The program will provide students with the opportunities they need to integrate the skills and knowledge acquired in the classroom in practical field placements and ultimately, find employment in Alberta's thirsting social services sector.

According to a report released by Statistics Canada in 2012, one in three Canadians reported having symptoms consistent with one or more mental or substance abuse disorders at some point in their life. Over 21 per cent, approximately six million people, reported substance abuse disorder throughout their lifetime. With the average age of first-time drug use stemming at 15 years old, Canada is aching for more addictions and social services workers.

To accommodate to the growing need, Reeves College's program has been designed to train students to become highly capable, accountable, and reliable members of the social services team in less than a year. The 44-week program will cover a broad spectrum that encompasses everything from addiction to intervention to relapse prevention and case file management to interview techniques.

Ranging from substance abuse to domestic violence to mental health, addictions and community service workers face a cornucopia of challenging situations on a regular basis and classroom education is not enough. Upon finishing their classroom courses, students are will complete a practicum placement where they will be able to adapt classroom theory to real-world situations. Because no two cases are alike, this invaluable field experience will provide students a competitive edge when seeking employment.

Social services is a rewarding field that impacts the lives of those they work with. Those interested in pursuing this fulfilling career should take advantage the expanding job opportunities and apply to the program today.

Reeves College is now accepting applications to the Addictions and Community Services Worker program. For more information on the program, call 1-877-404-5848 or visit reevescollege.ca.

About Reeves College
Reeves College (www.reevescollege.ca) has provided market-driven career training programs in Alberta since 1961. With five college campuses in Alberta, Reeves College offers a comprehensive learning experience that opens up a world of opportunities for their graduates. The diverse curriculum and consistently high graduate employment rate have established the college's reputation as a leading private career trainer.

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