Conestoga’s School of Health & Life Sciences will expand healthcare programming into Milton next year to meet the growing needs of Halton Region. The Conestoga Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education will welcome its first students in spring 2024 offering hands-on nursing and personal support worker (PSW) training.
The Conestoga Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education will welcome its first students in spring 2024 offering hands-on nursing and personal support worker training.
The new centre, located at 433 Steeles Avenue East, will provide programming for up to 800 full-time students and offer high-quality learning experiences, a collaborative environment and networking opportunities.
“We are thrilled to expand our programming into Milton to address the specific workforce needs of the community,” said Heather Cross, dean, Nursing and associated programs. “Residents of Milton and nearby Brampton travel to Conestoga’s existing campuses in Waterloo Region or to the greater Toronto area for their nursing and PSW education. Our training facility will be geared towards the needs of the community it serves and will produce graduates with the skills and knowledge required to address the healthcare challenges of today and tomorrow.”
The new centre will offer more than 19,000 square-feet of teaching and learning space that includes modern classrooms designed to engage students in learning through technology, common areas for collaborative learning, as well as skills labs and simulations suites for hands-on training.
The range of programming planned for the new centre includes full-time programs, micro-credentials and post-graduate certificates designed to prepare nurses for specialty practice. Enrolment is now open for the following:
- Enhanced Practice for Internationally Educated Nurses
- Personal Support Worker
- Personal Support Worker - International
- Healthcare Administration Management
- Health and Social Systems Navigation
- Regulatory Affairs
Programs delivered through the Conestoga Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education will offer a comprehensive range of learning activities specific to the student population.
“Through thoughtful co-location of programs and students in related program areas, the centre is able to consolidate resources to optimize learning opportunities within an environment that is welcoming, inclusive, invites participation and promotes student success,” added Cross.
The Conestoga Centre of Excellence in Healthcare Education adds to the college’s growing footprint in Milton. The college has also acquired a building at 8160 Parkhill, just north of Highway 401, that will open in January 2024 to provide local access to an array of programming in areas such as Supply Chain Management, Project Management, Mobile Solutions, Business Analytics, Quality Assurance, and Applied Manufacturing Management.
Conestoga also operates the Milton IELTS Centre which provides English language testing services for individuals who need to demonstrate language proficiency for education, employment or immigration purposes. The centre, located at 775 Main Street East in Milton, also serves as a site for dual-credit programming for local high school students and soon hopes to offer additional programming to support English language training and other community needs.
Conestoga’s School of Health & Life Sciences offers a range of credentials to assist individuals achieve their goal of becoming a healthcare professional. From pre-health programs, through to certificates, diplomas, graduate certificates and degrees, the School of Health & Life Sciences delivers the most up-to-date training provided by expert faculty and staff in state-of-the-art facilities.
Visit the School of Health & Life Sciences for more information.