LBPSB expands off island services with new health program

The Lester B. Pearson School Board will be expanding its services off island to include a new health program entitled Home Care Assistance that will be offering courses in St. Lazare.

The Lester B. Pearson School Board will be expanding its services off island to include a new health program entitled Home Care Assistance that will be offering courses in St. Lazare.

With vocational programs becoming more popular, the board showcased its various vocational centres and programs recently by inviting students from grade seven on a two day interactive tour, the board is now expanding off island for the first time in vocational services.

“Across Québec, there’s a shortage of skilled personnel in healthcare,” noted board marketing consultant Sonia Ruivo.

“Additionally, there has been an increased demand for health services in English off-island. To address this need, LBPSB will offer the training in Saint-Lazare,” explained Ruivo.

Beginning next fall, off island students can benefit from the Institutional and Home Care Assistance program to become patient assistants following almost seven hundred hours of classes that are “complemented with 255 hours of industry training in an institutional or home care setting in the public or private sector, for a total of 870 hours,” noted Ruivo.

“Graduates may work in the public, private or community health networks. Prospective students can attend one of two information sessions to learn more about the program.”

The board has already hosted two information sessions and to find out more about the program, follow them on Facebook via https://www.facebook.com/pg/LBPContinuingEducation/events.

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