Funding for home support helpful

Funding to train home support workers and residential care aides has been a big help to Sprott-Shaw Community College in Penticton.

Director Diane Girard says with new beds set to open in Osoyoos and Keremeos, they need all the help they can get.

“Once the B.C. Health Education Foundation came through with funding, we were able to take our health care program to the outlying communities. Now some resident care attendants will be able to receive their training in the community they will work in,” says Girard.

She says the course is 27 weeks long and will accept 15 people in Osoyoos and 14 in Keremeos.

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