Schools Training

Community Service Worker Diploma Program Now Available Virtually in Manitoba

25 FEB 2013
Topic : New Program

Academy of Learning College is pleased to launch a new Diploma Program in Manitoba. 


In February 2013, Academy of Learning College announced Ministry approval for the new diploma program, Community Service Worker (CSW). They anticipate other provinces across the country will follow.


Academy of Learning College currently has other programs in Healthcare Training, like Medical Office Assistant and Health Unit Coordinator, which are delivered virtually. This approval represents the third program in Manitoba which will be offered by Academy of Learning College in a Virtual Classroom delivery method. “This innovative program will provide learning options to students interested in entering the Community Service Worker profession and provide them with a stimulating and diverse learning experience,” says Robert Simas, Director of Academics at Academy of Learning College.


The need for Community Service Workers has both diversified and intensified. The demand has risen mainly because of a higher percentage of single parents, common-law relationships, and unstable family dynamics. There has concurrently been an increase in child poverty and family violence, both resulting in a desperate need for social services. The requirement for well-trained CSWs has diversified in our generation due to new societal pressures like stress, alcoholism, drug addiction, dropping out of school, gambling, and other compulsive behaviour.


Graduates of this program are qualified to work in a wide variety of CSW settings and occupations. Job titles vary per location, but graduates are an integral part of many settings, including Healthcare and Social Assistance, Youth Centres, Individual and Family Services, Public Administration, Civic and Social Organizations, Social Advocacy, Grant-Making Organizations, Provincial Government, Local Community Service Centres (CLSC), Vocational Rehabilitation Services, Educational Services, Community Food and Housing, and Emergency Relief Services.


According to Service Canada, “Job prospects in this occupation are good. Over the past few years, the number of community and social service workers has risen very sharply. This growth is attributable to the large increase in the range and intensity of social service needs, and the handling of a growing proportion of these needs by community organizations. Since the community network is now well established, higher government spending in the health and social services sector should be more conducive to hiring, and the number of community and social service workers is expected to grow sharply over the next few years.”


Academy of Learning College continues to offer various post-secondary training, including those in Business, Information Technology, Accounting Training, and Web Design programs. This new CSW program, and so many others, illustrate that Academy of Learning College strives every day to be simply a better way to learn.