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Program delivery note: Fanshawe will temporarily deliver this program as listed under "locations" to the right of your screen or in the "+ more details" menu on mobile. Delivery format may change for January 2021 and onwards.

Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Apprentice Program - 2021/2022

With the Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Apprenticeship, you continue to be employed while going to school part-time. You can have a positive and direct impact on the lives of people with developmental disabilities and personal and professional satisfaction. Fanshawe's Developmental Services Worker (DSW) Apprenticeship program will guide you toward your goals while you work.

Beginning January 2020, this program will be offered through Web-Conferencing for distance learners.

Using a biopsychosocial approach to complex needs, you'll become a highly skilled and reflective practitioner supporting people of all ages to live as independently as possible, while promoting inclusive communities. Your courses will be dynamic with a focus on mental and physical health, interpersonal skills, teaching and positive behaviour supports. You'll learn how to collaborate and build relationships with family members, and to work with the diverse network of professionals who support people with developmental disabilities.

For more information, see the DSW Program Apprenticeship toolkit.

This is an apprenticeship program.
You cannot apply to this program through

Applicants need a sponsor/employer.
Your sponsor/employer must register you with:

The Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities
Apprenticeship/Client Services
72-1200 Commissioners Road East 
London, Ontario, N5Z 4R3 
MAESD is responsible for scheduling your in-school training at Fanshawe College.

More information about Apprenticeships at Fanshawe.

Employment Ontario
This Employment Ontario program is funded in part by the Government of Canada.


More Information - 2021/2022

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Program Coordinator:

Holly Duff

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