GBC, The Rekai Centres announce innovative approach to PSW training

November 16, 2020

George Brown College has partnered with The Rekai Centres to provide clinical placement opportunities for Personal Support Workers in long term care facilities. The initiative will allow students to complete their placements, which were affected due to COVID-19. Through a Blocked Placement Model, small groups of students will participate in “intensive, immersive” training eight hours per day, four days per week. “The global pandemic severely disrupted PSW education for students and post-secondary educators,” said GBC president Anne Sado. “Not only is this new clinical model providing students with the on-the-job experience they need to succeed, it’s also ensuring that Ontario has a stable, well-trained PSW workforce now and in the future.” GBC (ON)