PEI to cover fees for students in resident-care worker programs

The Government of Prince Edward Island has announced that it will be covering tuition fees for students who are interested in completing a resident-care worker program. Canadian students will be able to pursue the resident-care worker program for free at Holland College, College de l’Ile, and Marguerite Connolly Training Institute through SkillsPEI. While graduates will not be required to work in PEI, the program hopes that students will choose to search for local jobs. “Resident-care workers are critically important members of the health-care team for seniors and others who live at our province’s nursing homes or community-care facilities,” said PEI Health Minister Ernie Hudson. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.