October 27, 2022 | News

Reprinted from Haldimand County News

Haldimand County and Niagara College Canada have once again partnered to offer the Personal Support Worker (PSW) college certificate program at Grandview Lodge in Dunnville starting in January 2023.

A drop-in information session will be held on November 16, 2022 from 5 to 8 p.m in the Grandview Lodge Auditorium (657 Lock St. W) for those interested in learning more about the program and whether it may be a good fit.

Individuals who enroll will participate in 8 months of hands-on PSW training at Grandview Lodge, gain their Ontario College certificate and enter the job market with an established portfolio of PSW work experience.

Financial assistance is available for qualifying individuals, and anyone experiencing economic barriers is encouraged to contact Grandview Lodge staff at 905-774-7547 to learn more about tuition supports offered.

Graduates of the program will not only earn their college certificate, but have the unique opportunity to:

  • Foster relationships with PSW colleagues and establish professional networks for future employment references
  • Develop marketable skills necessary for success in the workplace
  • Access job opportunities in Dunnville upon successful completion of the program

“We’re thrilled to partner with Niagara College Canada to offer this innovative program in our community,” said Jennifer Jacob, Grandview Lodge administrator. “This exciting partnership allows students to be immersed in a long-term care environment while completing their practicum, which gives graduates the advantage of real-life experience when entering the job market,” Jacob noted.

“We are excited to work with Grandview Lodge again to help meet the education needs of prospective students and the healthcare needs of the community,” said Angela Butt, Niagara College Interim Dean, Health Sciences. “Our partnership with Grandview Lodge really facilitates Niagara College in living its vision of enriching lives and fulfilling dreams through applied learning and real-life experience!”

Individuals who are interested in the PSW profession or have an interest in pursuing a career within the healthcare sector are strongly encouraged to attend the November 16 information session to learn more.

More information about the Personal Support Worker certificate program is available on the Niagara College website. Anyone interested may also contact Grandview Lodge (905-775-7547 or grandview@haldimandcounty.on.ca) or Niagara College (myfutureNC@niagaracollege.ca for further details.