New Training Program Will Meet Employment Need in Cornwall Region

An Environmental Aide is mopping a hospital floor next to an empty patient bed.

St. Lawrence College (SLC) in partnership with the Eastern Ontario Training Board is offering a four-week, online training program in Environmental Service Aide. The course will run from March 15 to April 12, 2021.

The training is being offered through SLC’s Corporate Training department. The training includes:

  • Health and Safety
  • Basic Housekeeping
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Infection Control, and more

Once the training is completed, participants will be qualified for work in hospitals, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, hotels, production plants, and more.

"The Environmental Services Aide is an important job and a busy one. We contribute every day to making people’s lives better and giving sick people the best chance to recover from their illness. It’s a healthcare job, so job security is excellent, and the work is in high demand," said Cindy Ley, Manager, Environmental Services, Cornwall Community Hospital.

"SLC Corporate Training is committed to meeting the learning needs of businesses in our community and is actively working with over 345 organizations and thousands of students focused on programs and skills that address the demands of the new economy," said Glenna Schaillee, SLC Manager, Skills Training and Economic Development. "Our mandate is to meet the challenges our partners face with relevant, flexible, practical programs that offer on-the-job training to students/employees with the goal of increasing productivity and closing the skills gap while supporting the commercial growth and prosperity of Eastern Ontario."

Funding may be available to those who qualify. To learn more, call GIAG 613.525.1533 or JOB ZONE D’EMPLOI 613.933.9675


St. Lawrence College is situated on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe and Haudenosaunee peoples; we are grateful to live and learn on these lands. With campuses in Kingston, Brockville, and Cornwall, SLC delivers education and training that meets the needs of community, industry, and employers. The College prepares students to succeed in the global economy through relevant, practical programs and experiential learning opportunities. SLC offers more than 100 full-time programs including diplomas, degrees, graduate certificates, apprenticeships, micro-credentials and life-long learning opportunities. Everyone belongs in the SLC community, comprised of 12,000 full-time students and more than 115,000 alumni in 75 countries around the world.


Media Contact:
Laura Tulchinsky
Communications Officer
St. Lawrence College

Julie Einarson
Senior Advisor, Communications and Government Relations
St. Lawrence College

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