October 20, 2022 – Government of PEI: Islanders have lined up to become resident care workers following an announcement by the provincial government that tuition costs will be paid in full for students in any Resident Care Worker training program on Prince Edward Island.
Through the Resident Care Worker Support Program announced last Spring, the province will train 125 new Resident Care Workers this year, all of which would receive free tuition. There are currently 96 students already enrolled in Resident Care Worker training based on the April and September intakes for programs offered in the province.
By working with the training institutions, the province has been able to more than double training opportunities this year, compared to last year where 49 RCWs were trained on Prince Edward Island. The province is working on expanding training opportunities even further in 2023.
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