Applications being accepted now for PSW Accelerated program
Tim Brody - Editor
Confederation College will be offering intakes for its Personal Support Worker (PSW) Accelerated program starting on June 6 across its eight campuses in northwestern Ontario.
The college shared in a May 17 news release that, “The PSW Accelerated program will enable learners to complete the program in just six months with no tuition fee, alongside funding support for expenses such as textbooks and a paid work placement.”
Applications are being accepted now with seats awarded to eligible applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.
“We are pleased to be able to offer this program to all of our regional communities,” said Anne Renaud, Dean, School of Access and Success. “This program addition will further leverage our strong relationships with long-term care and other partners across northwestern Ontario, while also serving to fill the growing gap in skilled PSWs they are challenged with.”
Shane Strickland, Dean, School of Health, Negahneewin and Community Services, shared, “There is considerable demand for trained PSWs in the northwestern Ontario region and beyond. This opportunity not only creates additional PSW seats for prospective students, it reduces barriers to the program by offering financial support.”
For more information about the Personal Support Worker program at Confederation College, visit www.confederation
To apply to the PSW Accelerated program commencing this spring, visit www.ontariocolleges.ca/PSW, selecting the “compressed” option for any of Confederation College’s campuses.