More Resident Care Workers Wanted on Prince Edward Island
Resident care workers are in high demand on Prince Edward Island, especially male resident care workers. "With our aging population, the demand for resident care workers will inevitably grow in the coming years. The average age of resident care workers on Prince Edward Island is 42. Only 102 of the 715 resident care workers on the Island are men, and most of them are between 35 and 55 years of age," noted Colette Aucoin, Vice-President of Collège de l'Île
Collège de l'Île offers a resident care worker program that prepares students to acquire the knowledge and to master the techniques they need to provide long-term healthcare in institutions, in the home or in acute-care settings.
Daniel Arsenault, originally from Egmont Bay, graduated from the resident care worker program in 2011 and is working in his field at Summerset Manor in Summerside. "I really enjoyed my experience as a student at Collège de l'Île The Collège prepared me really well for a career as a resident care worker and I would heartily recommend it to anyone who might be interested in the profession."
Collège de l'Île is the only French language post-secondary institution in Prince Edward Island. With three training centers, in DeBlois, Wellington and Charlottetown, the College offers regular programs and customized training with a focus on the labor market training. It provides a stimulating learning environment that makes use of the latest technology while paying special attention to students.
Photo: Daniel Arsenault at the Summerset Manor.
For more information:
Colette Aucoin, Vice-President, Collège de l'Île
Tel. : 902.854.3010, ext. 224
Cell. : 902-888.7857