Access to training key to health-care jobs

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Re: “Make education match jobs need,” editorial, Oct. 2.

I work at a public online school with adults (18 and over) who want to graduate or upgrade. I meet highly motivated people every day who want nothing more than to qualify for a job in health care, including sonography. However, the provincial government withdrew funding about a year ago, increasing cost to the student to a prohibitive $550 per course. 

I have hundreds of students who cannot afford these fees. There is no financial aid for them. These are people who graduated but need to return to upgrade their math, science and English. Some did not complete the required courses with the needed grades. In addition, colleges require that applicants redo their math if it has been more than five years since they completed the course. 

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