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?
Accredited PSW Educational Program
St. Louis’ PSW education program has recently received another 3 year accreditation recognized by the Ontario Community Support Association. The PSW Certificate issued by St. Louis is endorsed by the Ontario Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care and is recognized by employers in all sectors of the health care field.
Qualified Instructional Staff
Program is delivered by Registered Nurses and a registered Physiotherapist (for mobility module), all with solid understanding of best practices and approaches to adult education and skills-based training.
Whether you need your Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) or are looking to upgrade toward post-secondary options, the St. Louis PSW program includes 6 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. Please see a St. Louis Guidance Counsellor to complete this part of the registration process.
Students pay a $1300 materials fee, which covers textbooks, uniform and additional certificates and professional development opportunities. Tuition fees are paid from Ministry of Education funding.
You will Get Hired!
St. Louis’ PSW program has existed for over 14 years and each year the employability rate for our certificate program graduates climbs. Last year 98% of graduates found work as a PSW; some immediately after their placement experience. It was from these 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, work-ready”