RRC offers free micro-credential to train health-care support workers

November 23, 2020

Red River College and the Manitoba government are partnering to create a COVID-19 health-care support worker micro-credential program. The uncertified micro-credential will train people to fill the staff shortages in Manitoba’s personal care homes. The program will include week-long intensive training comprised of five days of theory and two days of in-person training. It is free if students commit to working in a personal care home for three months after completion. “We must do everything possible to ensure we have staff to support the care needs of residents in our long-term care homes,” said MB Health Minister Cameron Friesen. “This requires an immediate increase in the available workforce — and this new training program addresses this goal.” CBC | Winnipeg Free Press | MB (MB)