Conestoga, Trios to offer free PSW course

October 23, 2020

The shortage of personal support workers in Ontario has led Conestoga College and Trios College to partner with ParaMed Home Health Care to launch a 20-week condensed PSW course. The course will be offered free-of-charge for students, with tuitions being paid by a government grant and ParaMed. Students are required to work with ParaMed for one year following graduation. Sarah Pottier, chair of Conestoga’s personal support worker and supportive-care program, said students will benefit from this “innovative and accessible” delivery. “We have a shortage of workers,” said ParaMed director of operations Michael Bournon. “Traditionally, there has been a shortage of workers, the pandemic has exasperated that.” CBC (ON)