APRIL 2, 2024 – OTTAWA – The National Association of Career Colleges (NACC) today announced it is partnering with Placement Pass, an innovative pre-placement services portal powered by ParaMed, to support its member colleges with pre-placement verification and clearance for their students.

Placement Pass by ParaMed has revolutionized the validation of student pre-placement requirements, serving over 225,000 students nationwide. Its comprehensive portal not only caters to the health care sector but encompasses multiple fields including education, legal services, and more. Backed by Canada’s largest home health and long-term care organization and with the support over 2,000 qualified nurses for medical document verification, this robust framework ensures a fast, simple, and secure process to confirm the pre-placement qualifications of students by qualified professionals with ease.

“High-quality work placements are a hallmark of the job-ready education our member colleges provide,” said Michael Sangster, CEO of NACC. “This partnership with ParaMed’s Placement Pass is a game-changer for regulated career colleges across Canada, ensuring their students are not just academically prepared but also fully compliant and ready for their work placement, without the need for colleges to put themselves at risk by handling private medical documents.”

“We are thrilled to be collaborating with NACC and engaging with their member colleges,” said Steve Paraskevopoulos, Senior Vice President, and Chief Technology Officer, at ParaMed. “With a growing skilled workforce shortage, moving students quickly and safely to placements has never been more important. Placement Pass ensures that the process is compliant and secure. We are proud to help students get to work and advance in their careers.”

Through this partnership, NACC member colleges will have the opportunity to work with Placement Pass to integrate the portal at their college, streamlining the pre-placement process. This initiative reflects a shared commitment to fostering a skilled workforce, prepared to meet the diverse challenges of today’s job market. By facilitating an easier transition from education to employment, this partnership not only supports the students’ career aspirations but also addresses the critical needs of employers for qualified, ready-to-work professionals.


About the National Association of Career Colleges (NACC):

NACC represents 550 regulated career colleges across Canada who offer innovative, industry-driven skills training designed to graduate high-quality workers for the most in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow.

About Placement Pass by ParaMed:

Placement Pass by ParaMed is Canada’s leading student placement services portal to validate student pre-placement requirements for work in a variety of industries and sectors. Through its innovative and secure portal, more than 225,000 students across Canada having been cleared for work in both medical and non-medical fields.

Media Contact:

Victoria Ventura

Director, Communications and Stakeholder Relations, NACC