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Local PSW program recognized for quality assurance

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The Lambton Kent District School Board’s Personal Support Worker (PSW) Program, which runs at Sarnia’s Alexander Mackenzie Secondary School (AMSS) and Wallaceburg District Secondary School (WDSS) has been awarded the 3-year CESBA Quality Assurance Certificate, the highest level a program can achieve.  

AMSS officials say the goal of the Quality assurance process is to provide a system of quality assurance for Ontario school board PSW programs that meets current industry standards and requirements from the Ministry of Colleges and Universities and the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care. This is to ensure those participating in these programs and the public are assured of excellence in PSW training within the Lambton Kent District School Board. 

“The Lambton Kent District School Board’s PSW Program started in 2007 and each year graduates obtain immediate employment in areas such as Long-Term Care Homes, community-based agencies/home care and in more recent years local hospitals,” said teacher Jennifer Sheyan.  

“Community Partners help provide practical experiences for students through clinical placements, and many of these placements lead to jobs.”

Students can apply to the program from any school within the Lambton Kent District School Board and will earn 7 credits toward their Ontario Secondary School Diploma.  

High School graduates are also eligible to apply to the program if they are under the age of 21.  

Interested applicants can apply directly through the school of interest.  

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