A guaranteed job at Au Château and a $1000 bursary for future students of Collège Boréal’s Personal Support Worker program in Nipissing
Collège Boréal in Nipissing and the Au Château residence announced on Tuesday, May 28, 2019 the signing of a partnership agreement involving the college’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) program.
Through this agreement, Au Château has committed to offering a job and a $1000 bursary to all the graduates upon completion of the PSW program.
This agreement will come into effect for students registered at the start of the 2019 academic session.
“Collège Boréal is pleased to have established this partnership with a prestigious organization such as Au Château. It is an indication of a high degree of confidence in the quality and professionalism of our graduates. Through proactive partnerships like this one, solutions can be found to alleviate the shortage of personal support workers in our northern communities.”
Daniel Giroux, President of Collège Boréal
“We are very enthusiastic about this scholarship program in collaboration with Collège Boréal. This program values students who are not only interested in pursuing a PSW career, but who are also dedicated to caring for our seniors. PSWs play an important role in the health sector by providing a holistic approach to addressing the physical, social, emotional, intellectual and spiritual needs of the residents they serve.”
Jacques Dupuis, Administrator, Au Château
“Anywhere from 75 to 90% of direct care in long-term care facilities is provided by personal support workers, whether it’s physical care, help with meals, personal hygiene, dressing, as well as emotional care and social interactions. With those numbers in mind, it’s quite obvious that the shortage of these vitally important professionals has a dramatic impact.”
Veldret Léonard-Jetté, Professor and Coordinator of the PSW program, Collège Boréal
Established in 1995, Collège Boréal is a French language post-secondary training and learning institution dedicated to the development and growth of communities throughout Ontario.
Collège Boréal offers comprehensive programs and services in 38 access centres in 27 communities throughout the province. Since 1995, approximately 120,000 clients across Ontario have benefited from Collège Boréal’s expertise relating to post-secondary education, training programs, immigration and settlement services, and employment services. Collège Boréal has established over 120 articulation agreements with other post-secondary institutions.
According to the Key Performance Indicators recognized by the Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, Collège Boréal holds the top rank in three of the five areas surveyed: graduation rate, graduate satisfaction and, for a third consecutive year, student satisfaction. These results are proof that investing in human capital is Boréal’s strength.
Au Château Home for the Aged is a 162-Bed Long-Term Care facility providing exemplary care through the promotion of active living and social and recreational programs. Au Chateau is also the proud sponsor of 23 Life Lease Residences providing adults over the age of 55 with a resident-funded retirement alternative.
Through West Nipissing Non-Profit Housing, the home oversees 175 seniors who live in apartments attached to the home and connected to the medical clinic and hospital.
Furthermore, the home administers a Community Support Services program to the seniors that offers a variety of supports from daily living supports to a meal program to transportation services. Au Chateau has developed a centrally-located health campus for seniors, making it a residence of choice for local seniors.
For further information:
Ronan Le Guern
Manager – Communications and Media Relations
Tel.: 416-289-5130, ext. 5172
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