Conestoga College launches new training and education partnership with ONE CARE

Conestoga College

Conestoga has launched a new community-based supportive care fast-track training and education opportunity in partnership with ONE CARE Home & Community Support Services. Students who successfully complete the training will have the necessary skills and knowledge to provide personal care to clients in home and community settings throughout Stratford and Huron Perth.

“We turned to Conestoga to deliver this training because we were seeking high quality professional programming to address the needs of the community,” said Anne Rollings, ONE CARE’s manager of Community Programs. “Students will receive the skills needed to help our growing community of seniors maintain a positive quality of life as they age at home.”

The training started October 11 at Conestoga’s Stratford campus and will finish December 23. Students will be provided with eight weeks of in-class instruction covering the theory, concepts and principles related to supportive care, personal care and workplace health and safety. Students will also have access to a fully furnished simulation environment at Stratford General Hospital to practice their skills in a realistic setting.

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