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Mohawk College delivering free accelerated PSW training in response to need for healthcare workers

Students can achieve PSW Certificate in less than six months, tuition free, with paid work placements

Mohawk College is welcoming students into a tuition-free accelerated Personal Support Worker training program in July, supporting the provincial effort to meet the demand for workers in the field.

Mohawk College PSW imageThe accelerated program allows students to work quickly through the curriculum, completing their certification in less than 6 months while concurrently receiving the training and experience necessary to care for individuals in their home, retirement or long-term care settings. The standard PSW programs at Ontario colleges take eight months to complete.

“There continues to be great demand for Personal Support Workers in our community and this program is designed to help address that workforce gap,” said Paul Armstrong, Chief Operating Officer of Mohawk College. “People who are looking for meaningful jobs in the healthcare sector can use this opportunity as a fast-track to their goal.”

This accelerated Personal Support Worker program includes:

  • No tuition or fees for domestic students
  • Funding for textbooks and other required supplies
  • Online condensed schedule for flexibility
  • Paid work placement in the final three months of the program
  • Graduation with a full PSW credential in less than six months

The accelerated program allows students to fulfil the program requirements of the PSW Certificate more quickly by increasing the number of study hours per week. The Mohawk College program involves 12 weeks of online learning followed by 8 weeks of full-time paid clinical placements.

The program begins July 25, with space still available for interested students.

To learn more about the PSW Accelerated program and how to apply: https://www.mohawkcollege.ca/programs/health/personal-support-worker-accelerated-995  

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