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Personal Support Worker program to be offered at Fleming College’s Cobourg Campus


Cobourg ON – (March 3, 2017) –
Fleming College is pleased to announce the launch of a new full-time program at Cobourg Campus.

Starting in September 2017, Fleming will offer the Personal Support Worker (PSW) program at the campus. Applications are currently being accepted and there will be room for up to 20 students in the program.

“Fleming College is excited to offer the PSW program at the Cobourg campus. We believe there is a need in the community for additional workers with the appropriate skills to assist an aging population to stay in their homes as long as possible and as they transition to long-term care,” said Judith Limkilde, Vice-President Academic, Fleming College. “Establishing the PSW program here will give us the ability to provide other training for health professionals in the area to assist them in keeping their skills up to date.” 

PSW is a two-semester Ontario college certificate program that gives students the required training and skills to provide assistance and services to individuals and families in need of support.

The program includes hands-on skills and theory courses related to long term care and community care, with three different clinical placements to provide career experience.

There is a consistently high – more than 90 per cent – employment rate for graduates of this program. Many students are hired before completing the program. As well, Fleming PSW graduates are eligible to apply for a bridge program, which allows them to enter the second semester of the Practical Nursing program at Fleming.

Cobourg Campus is also home to the Language Instruction for Newcomers to Canada program, Academic Upgrading, and Continuing Education classes.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.


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