KAWARTHA LAKES-The Lindsay Adult and Alternate Education Centre (AAEC) recently partnered with City of Kawartha Lakes’ largest long-term care home, Victoria Manor, to offer a Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program.
The course was designed for students who are interested in entering the healthcare field and will prepare individuals to provide care in community settings and long-term care facilities. The program will run from September to January, and then again from February to June, with both classroom theory and on-the-job training.
All accepted applicants will also be eligible to earn six senior credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma, and upon successful completion, be certified as a qualified PSW.
“This is an absolutely incredible partnership. We are thrilled to partner with a local educational institution in the City of Kawartha Lakes, where students are able to learn hands-on each week during their skill labs,” said Victoria Manor Executive Director, Pamela Kulas. “Not only does it provide our team members with an opportunity to grow personally by coaching and mentoring 20 students, but it’s a great opportunity for us to recruit talented PSWs to work with our seniors at Victoria Manor. We are so thankful and look forward to welcoming many more students in the future.”
Victoria Manor is a 166 bed Long Term Care Facility, located on Angeline St., S. in Lindsay. It is owned by the City of Kawartha Lakes.
“I feel I have learned so much more by working in-person at Victoria Manor than would otherwise be possible in a standard skills lab,” said PSW student, Karen Taylor. “The direct contact with residents and staff has been both positive and informative. I can’t wait to begin my career and I’m hoping to work at Victoria Manor when I graduate.”