Students Embark on a New Learning Journey

December 5, 2023

Congratulations to the first cohort of Shannex Work and Learn PSW graduates!

The first cohort of students are excited to embark on their brand-new learning journey through the Shannex Work and Learn Personal Support Worker Program, a unique opportunity for those looking to begin their career as a personal support worker.   

Over 12 weeks, from November to February, students from New Brunswick will be learning the skills required to competently care for residents living within our long term care communities.  

The program includes theory-based classroom learning and in lab hands on learning. Students will also learn directly on site through shadowing, volunteering, and on-site practicums. The final step of the program includes an interactive mentorship element.  Mentorship provides students the opportunity to work with experienced professionals and see how to put their newly learned skills into practice.  

Students experience 13 theory-based modules, five additional online and internal certification courses, and over 80 lab and 250 experiential learning hours. In total, students will have more than 450 learning hours that will prepare them for to support residents with their daily living activities, nutritional needs, and medication, while also have knowledge of palliative management and acute care.  

Not only is this fully comprehensive program government approved through the New Brunswick Government, Post Secondary Education – Training and Labour, but it also provides students with a full-time wage throughout training. 

If you are interested in enrolling in the Work and Learn Program for PSW’s contact Morgan Lambert  

Candidates looking to apply for the program must meet the following requirements: 

  • Clear Criminal Record. Check & Vulnerable Sector Check  
  • Grade 12 Diploma, GED or Mature Learner Status 
  • Recommended Experience in the Health Care Industry 
  • Reliable Transportation 
  • Access to computer and reliable internet connection 
  • Computer literacy (able to complete online requirements) 
  • English Language Proficiency testing as needed (IELTs score or equivalent of 6.0 or higher) 
  • Successful Employee Interview & Selection Process 
  • Medical Clearance Completion

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