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St. Albert’s Personal Support Worker Program Receives Official Accreditation

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From left to right: P.S.W. student Chantal Garber, Coordinator/Instructor Gisele Denis, student Cari Maginn, Director of Education Catherine McCullough, St. Albert Principal Karl Dreger, Assistant to the Director Cassandra MacGregor, student Jed Lowes, Instructor Dawn-Marie Brunet and student Roxanne Demontigny

January 13, 2012 - A full class of twenty-four students was on hand for the announcement on Wednesday, January 10, that the St. Albert Adult Learning Centre Personal Support Worker (PSW) program has officially received accreditation in their program. The PSW program began accepting students in September 2010 and is currently hosting its fourth PSW class. Approximately 100 students will have graduated from this accredited program by June 2012 with over 90% of students finding work in their field. What makes the PSW program at St. Albert unique, is that students can obtain their PSW certificate as well as credits towards their high school diploma. Catherine McCullough, Director of Education for the Sudbury Catholic District School Board commented to the group about this wonderful accomplishment. “The staff of St. Albert has worked so hard to make this opportunity available for its students,” McCullough stated. “Receiving official accreditation for the program is evidence of this hard work. The students who have, and are taking part in this program, continue to show success in their new careers. On behalf of St. Albert, I would like to thank all community partners, long term care facilities and community care agencies who have helped the St. Albert PSW program grow through accepting students for their experiential placements. Together we are making the greater City of Sudbury a healtheir place to live.”

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