Housekeeping Transitions Program


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

About This Program

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

Housekeeping Transitions is an online training program from the Hospitality Workers Training Centre and the Ontario 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 OHHA 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 core programming features online, instructor-led training sessions, independent activities, and one-on-one coaching, and includes group activities, resume preparation, and mock job interviews. Participants 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 OHHA’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 OHHA and have access to a range of career supports from HWTC.

Why This Program

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

May 17 – May 31 (plus self-study)
May 31 – June 11 (plus self-study)
June 14 – June 25 (plus self-study)

Ready to register? Have questions?

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Any questions? Call 1-888-777-HWTC (4982)

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