A new resident care worker program in Souris will address the need for more skilled workers in rural P.E.I., while also providing rural residents the opportunity to study and gain meaningful employment closer to home.
Resident care workers are an integral part of the health system, working in numerous facilities across the Island in acute, long-term and homecare settings, many of which are in rural areas.
The 12-month program, offered by Holland College, is supported by Health P.E.I., the Department of Health and Wellness and the Department of Education and Lifelong Learning.
The program is typically offered every year in either the eastern (Montague) or western (West Prince) regions on a rotational basis but will be offered in both regions this year.
The Souris program begins in March and is still accepting applications.
For more information on the resident care worker program in Souris, click here.