If you possess emotional maturity, good interpersonal skills and a commitment to community integration, the Developmental Services sector is looking for candidates like you.
The Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Apprenticeship program is available to all staff working in developmental services, agencies or other organizations such as school boards that provide services to individuals with developmental disabilities.
The program consists of 22 courses that are offered in several locations including Toronto, Peel Region, Halton Region and Dufferin Region. Courses can be offered in a variety of timeframes such as one day per week, one evening per week, one week at a time, etc. The courses are delivered in a variety of formats as well, such as classroom, distance education via the Internet and video conferencing.
The pattern of courses, which the student and his or her agency choose, will affect how long it takes to complete the certificate. A reasonable estimate is two to three years.
This apprenticeship program is offered through the Ministry of Training, Colleges, and Universities (MTCU) and is an opportunity to work while receiving training. It is a combination of courses and on-the-job training.
Approximately 80 per cent of the registration fees for courses will be paid by MTCU.