The Province has earmarked $296,502 to fill jobs in North Bay’s long-term care sector
MPP Vic Fedeli MPP made the announcement by news release to "help the province recover from the COVID-19 pandemic."
Local employers and Yes Employment has developed a SkillsAdvance Ontario training program that will help 27 unemployed job seekers find work in long-term care as personal support workers and dietary staff.
“This funding will help local employers in long-term care find the skilled workers they need, so we can provide good care to those in our community who need it most,” said Fedeli.
“Yes Employment Services is very excited about this new opportunity to help strengthen our local workforce,” said LeeAnne Maille, CEO “The labour market data shows that our local employers are currently not able to find the PSW and Dietary Aide staff they need. The project will go a long way in filling this skills gap.”
This project is based on a similar SkillsAdvance Ontario initiative brought to Mattawa in 2020, which successfully helped 11 job seekers complete training and find employment as Personal Support Workers, according to the release.
Training is expected to begin in mid-May and will last up to 26 weeks, with job placements beginning immediately after.