Choose a career as a Personal Support Worker!
Our program will prepare students to provide supportive care to clients of all ages in various settings to improve the client’s quality of life.
Why take St. Louis’ PSW Program?
Professionally recognized PSW Educational Program
The St. Louis PSW Program has successfully met all the requirements put forth by the Ontario Ministry of Long Term Care, the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development, the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and the Ministry of Education.
Qualified Instructional Staff
Program is delivered by Registered Nurses with solid understanding of best practices and approaches to adult education and skills-based training as well as the latest health safety protocols.
Whether you need your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or are looking to upgrade toward post-secondary options, the St. Louis PSW program ALSO includes 7 Secondary School (elective) Credits (SSC) that will be awarded and added to your transcript upon successful completion. It is because of these valuable SSC credits, that we are able to receive Ministry of Education funding to keep the costs low for this training program. In turn, all PSW students (with or without an OSSD) must bring a transcript from their last high school upon registration, so these credits may show as added or upgraded on your transcript. Expect a St. Louis Guidance Counsellor to work with you on this process.
Students pay a
$1300 materials fee WAIVED for 2021, which means FREE textbooks, uniform and additional certificates and professional development opportunities. Tuition fees are already paid from Ministry of Education funding.
The Ontario government has offered an incentive for PSW’s in school-board run PSW certificate programs to receive payment for their time during training placements. Details are yet to be determined.
You will Get Hired!
St. Louis’ PSW program has existed since 2001 and each year the employability rate for our certificate program graduates climbs. Last year 98% of graduates found work as a PSW. It is from this combination of valuable placement experiences, solid lab skills training and intense knowledge base that employers continually choose St. Louis PSW’s to add to their health care teams. “They are compassionate, professional, dedicated, and work-ready” ~ Administrator, Fairview Mennonite