Georgian College will be among the institutions offering the accelerated personal support worker training announced Wednesday by the Ford government.
It’s a six-month program that begins in April. Georgian will be accepting applications in early March.
The accelerated program allows students to fulfil program requirements more quickly by increasing the number of study hours per week.
It will use a hybrid model that combines online learning with in-person practical experience. Students in the program will complete courses online and participate in laboratory classes available at the colleges and in care settings.
Students will also be available to volunteer at long-term care homes and other settings early in the program and available for paid work placements after three months.
Those interested in applying to the provincially funded PSW program with intakes starting in April or May at Georgian should check https://www.ontariocolleges.ca on or after March 8 for details.
The province hopes to have 82,200 new PSWs on the job by this fall.