Employment Programs

Gerontology Diploma Program

Gerontology Diploma Program

Do you want to start a career supporting seniors as a gerontologist?

Need training to move your career working with seniors forward? Join this free 23-week training program, starting January 31, 2022, delivered in partnership with Progressive Intercultural Community Services (PICS)!

Join this fully funded program and receive:

  • 1 week of essential skills training
  • 1 week of workplace safety training
  • 16 weeks of academic training
  • 4 weeks of practicum placement
  • 1 week of job support

By completing this program, you’ll receive several credentials, including your:

  • Gerontology Diploma from Western Community College
  • Pandemic awareness & PPE
  • Food Safe WHMIS
  • Standard First Aid & CPR C
  • Privacy training

Who’s eligible?

  • Individuals 16+ years of age who are unemployed or underemployed
  • Must be residents of BC who are Canadian citizens, permanent residents or protected persons entitled to work in Canada

Apply today

Apply for the upcoming program by contacting Tina Balachandran at tbalachandran@dcrs.ca or 604- 547-2753.


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