Housekeeping Transitions

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Program Overview

Duration: 3-5 weeks
Cost: No cost to eligible participants
Method of Study: Online
Schedule: First two weeks: Monday – Friday, 3.5 hours per day. Morning or afternoon cohort. Final 1-3 weeks: self directed online study
Age Requirement: 18 years and older
Eligibility: Resident of Ontario, eligible to work in Canada. Must have 2+ years experience as a hospitality housekeeper.

Program Description

Housekeeping Transitions is an online training program from the Hospitality Workers Training Centre and the Canadian Healthcare Housekeepers’ Association – a Division of ISSA. It will prepare experienced hospitality housekeepers for success in the healthcare housekeeping field in as little as three weeks.

Housekeeping Transitions includes two weeks of instructor-led online sessions that prepare you for your job search, as well as up to three weeks of self-directed online learning in healthcare housekeeping standards.

Upon completion of this program you will have:

  • Acquired the specialty skills needed to succeed in healthcare housekeeping
  • Obtained a nationally-recognized CHHA industry accreditation
  • Identified your transferable skills
  • Updated your resume writing and interview skills
  • Received one-on-one career coaching

Program Details

For the first two weeks of Housekeeping Transitions you will take part in HWTC’s PIVOT program. PIVOT’s includes online, instructor-led training sessions, independent activities, and one-on-one coaching, as well as group activities, resume preparation, and mock job interviews. You will also work closely with the HWTC team to develop a job search strategy and action plan.

During PIVOT, you will take part in two special modules designed to orient you to a career in healthcare housekeeping.

Following successful completion of the PIVOT program, you will start the CHHA’s online self-study program. You will have up to three weeks to complete this course.

Upon successful completion of the Environmental Frontline course, you will receive a nationally-recognized certification from the CHHA and have access to a range of career supports from HWTC.

Why This Program

Experienced cleaners are currently in high demand across the healthcare sector. 

The lessons and knowledge you will gain in PIVOT are vital for all job seekers. They will prepare you for success in any hiring market.

Healthcare employers are eager to hire experienced cleaners who are committed to a career in environmental services.

Should you eventually decide to return to hospitality housekeeping, your new skills will make you an in-demand employee.

Start Dates

July 12 – 23 (PM), plus self-study
July 26 – August 9 (AM), plus self-study
August 9 – 20 (PM), plus self-study
August 16 – 27 (AM), plus self-study
September 13 – 24 (PM), plus self-study