December 21, 2022 | News

Reprinted from Pembroke Today

A long-term care home in Pembroke is offering a tuition free PSW program. Linda Tracey, the CEO at Marianhill Long-Term Care and Community Services, says they are offering a five month accelerated program to train personal support workers (PSW).

Tracey says PSW professionals are in high demand and adds they are excited to be partnering with the Catholic District School Board of Eastern Ontario to offer the tuition free program.

Tracey says the accelerated PSW program will typically run Monday to Friday between 8:30am and 3:00pm with some variation during clinical placements. Applications must be submitted by January 13th, 2023 and Tracey says they have 25 to 30 spots available.

PSW Program Coordinators are available to support you throughout the registration process by answering any questions you may have about the program, application process and funding opportunities.

In addition to free tuition, graduates of the PSW program who commit to working at Marianhill are eligible to receive $2,000 after two months and $5,000 after six months of employment. Marianhill is also providing earn-as-you-learn employment opportunities and those interested are asked to submit a resume with a list of positions available online here.

Tracey says Marianhill is undergoing a multi-million dollar redevelopment project that will see the long-term care home grow from 131 to 160 beds.