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95% of Recent YRDSB Personal Support Worker Grads Employed
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95% of Recent YRDSB Personal Support Worker Grads Employed
Photo of PSW Fall Grads 2018 
Richmond Hill, ON - On Thursday, November 1, 2018 another 38 students graduated from the YRDSB Personal Support Worker program. Classes concluded only a few weeks ago and 95% of the graduates are already employed working at hospitals, nursing homes and in other health care settings.
“We are really proud of our graduates. They worked hard and I want to congratulate them on their success and for finding work that supports our communities,” said Annette Oliver, Vice-Principal of Continuing Education.
The personal support worker program provides accreditation immediately after graduation and students can begin working right away.
The YRDSB PSW program consists of 810 hours of theory and on-the-job training including supervised placements in long-term care facilities and community organizations.
The full-time program can be complete within eight months and the part-time program can be complete within approximately 12 months.
The Winter session begins on January 31, 2019. Registration begins on November 12, 2018.
York Region District School Board is the third largest school district in Ontario with over 124,000 students in 177 elementary schools and 33 secondary schools. York Region students consistently perform above average in provincial testing and the Board is one of the top achievers in Ontario. For more information about the York Region District School Board, please visit the Board website and follow @YRDSB on Twitter.

​For more information contact:

Amanda Burnett
Corporate Communications
905.727.0022 ext. 2272


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