January 11, 2023 – Government of PEI: Holland College will offer a Resident Care Worker (RCW) program in Souris this September to address the need for more skilled workers in rural PEI, while also providing rural residents the opportunity to study and gain meaningful employment closer to home.
RCWs are an integral part of the health system, working in numerous facilities across PEI in acute, long term, and homecare settings, many of which are in rural areas.
“There continues to be a shortage of trained Resident Care Workers throughout our healthcare system,” says Minister of Health and Wellness, Ernie Hudson.
“Adding a program in Souris encourages more Islanders to enroll in the training program to join our healthcare system in these critical roles. Resident Care Workers are critically important members of our health care team, working in many settings including long-term care, homecare, mental health and addictions and acute care settings.”
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