NS invests in continuing care assistant pilot program

The Government of Nova Scotia has invested approximately $3.6M to test a new continuing care assistant pilot program. The program is a partnership between the Employment Nova Scotia division of Labour, Skills and Immigration; Nova Scotia Community College; and Shannex. The pilot shortens the program to a six-month duration and features an updated curriculum that better reflects complex care needs. Students will receive wages, benefits, free tuition and books, and other wrap-around supports during their training. Upon graduation, they will be offered full-time employment.