St. Louis Term 2 classes start on a Friday?

Who thinks about going back to school on a Friday at the end of October?

  • Adults who are determined to get their high school diploma – no matter how long it has been or how many credits you ‘think’ you still need!
  • Adults who have sights on post-secondary for 2021 (university, college, trades)
  • People looking for work and need to brush up on skills or pivot directions
  • Newcomers to Canada who have improved their English levels to Canadian Language Benchmarks (CLB) 6+ and are ready to have their International Education recognized and high school equivalencies measured
  • Existing St. Louis students who just finished a rigorous 8 weeks of remote learning from home on the Desire to Learn (D2L) platform and are that much closer to reaching your goals.

Secondary School Credit (SSC) day classes are offered morning and afternoon. During Covid-19 restrictions, these day classes are still being taught remotely or through distance learning.  St. Louis is a really great adult, school-board run institution that will be a safe landing space to prepare you for your future.   Commit to the set times every morning and/or afternoon, Monday to Friday from October 30th to December 18th and earn one or two SSC’s toward your goal.

You’ve heard of Motivation Mondays? Let’s call this Fired-up Friday.

Don’t wait! It’s never to late to start or upgrade. Get motivated and let us help you reach your goals!

Term 2 Course Selection Form is available Oct 29, 30 and Nov 2 ONLY during Guidance Office Hours. A Guidance Counsellor will get back to you as quickly as possible, to get you started. 

For more information visit:  https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca/programsandcourses/ssc/day-classes/

 

 

Fairview & St. Louis Launch PSW ‘Living Classroom’

 

October 8, 2020 CAMBRIDGE – Fairview Seniors Community is pleased to officially welcome St. Louis Adult Learning and Continuing Education Centres and the Class of 2021 PSW students to its Cambridge campus.  This inaugural part-time St. Louis PSW class at Fairview Mennonite began on Tuesday, October 6th

A ceremonial (mask-) cutting was held by a small group of key contributors to this initiative on Thursday October 8 at 10:00 a.m., social distanced, outside the new classroom in the Main building of Fairview Seniors Community.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fairview and St. Louis have partnered to offer a progressive ‘Living Classroom’ experience for 22 PSW students who will receive their training in the newly constructed 1,000 square foot classroom at Fairview.

The curriculum is the same as other PSW learning environments recognized by the Ministry of Health and Long-term Care.  The Living Classroom concept, developed by Conestoga College and the Schlegel-UW Research Institute for Aging and tested by Colleges across the province, is being adopted in collaboration with Fairview’s long-term care home and St. Louis’ 20-year PSW program.  Together, they are taking care training to the next level to create a shared learning environment. Students have the benefit of practical, hands-on experience incorporated into their learning and apply their knowledge throughout their training, while current staff and residents benefit from refreshers on best practices. This living classroom approach helps students build on their confidence and experience, as well as learn about the opportunities for growth and development in long-term care.

Tammy Cantin, St. Louis PSW Program Manager reflects on this partnership evolution by stating that “Fairview Seniors Community has been a solid partner with St. Louis for well over a decade, working with students during the placement portion of the program and hiring our graduates.  We are thrilled and honoured that Fairview would choose to invest in our school board-run adult training program.  I believe our shared vision will help further advance personal support worker care and care training in our community.”

As part of their training, students will continue to have practical placements in Fairview’s Long-Term Care Home (LTC) and Fairview’s Home and Community program. Upon successful completion of their certification exam in early July 2021, graduates may have the possibility of employment at Fairview in its LTC Home, Home and Community program or Fairview Suites.

“Fairview Seniors Community is privileged to enter into this training initiative with St. Louis, given the overwhelming need for PSWs in our Community, Long Term Care, Retirement and Home and Community,” says Elaine Shantz, Fairview Parkwood Communities CEO. “This enriched learning model feels like exactly the right fit for our campus of care. We are truly pleased to see this partnership unfold.”

Staff and students will follow Fairview’s and the Waterloo Catholic District School Board’s health and safety protocols, including health test screening upon entry and exit, physical distanced learning environment and personal protective equipment. Safety in our community and our residents in care will always remain top priority.

ABOUT FAIRVIEW PARKWOOD SENIORS COMMUNITIES

Fairview Parkwood Seniors Communities is a not-for-profit, charitable, faith-based organization featuring a campus continuum of care and affordable retirement options in both Cambridge and Waterloo. Fairview Parkwood Seniors Communities welcomes older adults of all faiths, cultures and financial means. The Communities offer a range of retirement options including independent living, assisted living and long-term care, as well as a Seniors Active Living Centre at its Fairview campus.

ABOUT ST. LOUIS ADULT LEARNING AND CONTINUING EDUCATION CENTRES

 The St. Louis Adult Learning & Continuing Education Centres have been a proud part of the Waterloo Catholic District School Board for 34 years, historically serving more than 250,000 learners and over 12,500 annually to earn credits, learn languages and gain skills.  Each year, several hundred adult learners receive their Ontario Secondary School Diploma and over 6500 Secondary school credits are earned. For almost 20 years, more than 2,800 students have graduated from St. Louis’ award-winning certificate, apprenticeship and licensing ‘school-to-work’ programs (Culinary, Hairstyling/Barbering and Personal Support Worker) of which 82% per cent of Chef and Hairstyling graduates and 98% of Personal Support Worker graduates find employment in their fields within six months of graduation.

Watch the clip on CTV -Kitchener News or read about it in the Exchange Magazine

To register for the NEXT available class, visit https://stlouis.wcdsb.ca/programsandcourses/psw/certificate/

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