A ceremony took place on October 1 at the Shadd Health and Business Centre in N.D.G., in which the first class of students who took the new Assistance in Health Care Facilities Program officially graduated after successfully completing the 750-hour program. The 17 students from the first class, of which 12 were present at the ceremony, received their certificates from EMSB Adult Education and Vocational Services (AEVS) Director Cosmo Della Rocca, AEVS Educational Consultant Harriet Cohen, EMSB Commissioner Anne Williams, and the program’s teachers. Most of the graduating students were dressed in their health care facilities uniforms for the ceremony.
Introduced last year, the Assistance in Health Care Facilities Program trains students to provide health care, assistance and services related to the needs of a patient of any age. The students also learn to welcome and integrate persons in the care unit, provide care and comfort specific to the context of the unit, which means that they adapt the basic care and services to the client’s condition, as well as to the apparatus required. Registrations are now being accepted for the next session of the Assistance in Health Care Facilities Program, which begins on February 10, 2014. For more information, call 514-484-0485.