A WORK-STUDY PROGRAM IN LENNOXVILLE: New partnership to coUNTER LACK OF CAREGIVERS (PRÉPOSÉS AUX BÉNÉFICIAIRES – PAB)
Sherbrooke, March 13th, 2019 – The CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS and the Lennoxville Vocational Training Centre (LVTC) of the Eastern Townships School Board are launching a new program combining periods of study with periods of work for future caregivers (PAB).
All interested persons are invited to visit booth 49 at the Salon Priorité-Emploi Estrie in Sherbrooke’s Centre de foires, Friday, March 15th, between 9:30am and 5:30pm, or again Saturday, March 16th, between 9:30am and 4:00pm, or to register on LVTC.ca for the “Institutional and Home Care Assistance” course. The course will be offered in English in a bilingual environment, an asset for students and future workers.
Training based in the field
Beginning March 29th, this new program will allow students to enter the job market more quickly through a succession of studies and work. After nine weeks of training at the LVTC, a paid apprenticeship will await students at the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS. As of June, students will continue their training three days per week in the classroom, and two to four days per week in the workplace. “Since November 2018 we have collaborated in a work-study pilot project at the CHSLD Saint-Joseph in Sherbrooke and are pleased to continue our partnership with the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS to offer an even more advantageous program, which will certainly be of interest to anyone wishing to reorient their career while still getting paid,” says Mr. Luc Rodrigue, Centre Director of LVTC. During their studies, students will have the opportunity to spend between 500 and 1000 hours on the job at an hourly rate of $17.95.
“Work-study programs are a promising way to ensure the creation of qualified workers for our clients. Students can consolidate their learning directly in the field, supported by more experienced caregivers (PAB). Similar partnerships are planned for the other vocational training centres on our territory. It’s a win-win for everybody,” explains Myrianne Lareau, head of partnerships with educational institutions, under the direction of Human Resources, Communications, and Legal Affairs at the CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS.
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Julie Di Tomasso, Communications Consultant
CIUSSS de l’Estrie – CHUS
819 780-2220, ext. 47286
Cell. : 819 345-6042
Mélanie Thompson, Project Development Officer
Lennoxville Vocational Training Centre (LVTC)
Cell. : 819 432-1978