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Personal Support Worker Program Prepares Grads for In-Demand Career in 24 Weeks

Dec 12 2012 12:00AM



SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO -- (Marketwire) -- 12/12/12 -- CDI College is responding to the increased demand for well-trained healthcare professionals in Ontario by offering additional start dates for the Personal Support Worker program at its campus in Scarborough.

"With a growing aging population, the demand for qualified and compassionate healthcare professionals continues to increase throughout the province," says Larry Heinzlmeir, VP of Marketing for CDI College. "The Personal Support Worker program provides the education and practical training graduates need to work in this essential role."

The Personal Support Worker program provides students with the skills and knowledge to provide optimal support and assistance to clients in a range of healthcare settings. In 24 weeks, students learn about the personal support worker role in Ontario's healthcare system. Along with developing household management and interpersonal skills, they also learn to provide assistance with mobility, personal hygiene and medications. Because personal support workers are on the front line of care, students train to manage ongoing conditions, work with families and assist those who are dying. They also cover the key issues of client safety and identifying abuse.

In order to graduate, students must participate in a clinical placement that allows them to work under the supervision of a healthcare professional and gain hands-on experience on the job. Graduates are prepared for jobs in a range of settings, including, long-term care facilities, home healthcare agencies, hospices, group homes, adult day centres and more.

CDI College is accepting applications for the Personal Support Worker program at its Scarborough campus. For more information, call 1.877.404.4353 or visit You can also find CDI College on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

About CDI College

CDI College, Canada's leader in career training, has been helping students achieve career goals and aspirations for more than 40 years. With 25 campus locations across Canada, CDI College offers more than 50 industry-influenced diploma programs in the fields of business, technology, healthcare, early childhood education, legal studies and art and design. CDI College's practical, hands-on learning experiences prepare students to enter the working world with the skills they need to succeed.

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Source: Marketwire

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