150 East 5th Street (at Brucedale)
New students who enrol in a school board PSW program are eligible to receive financial support for the 2022-2023 school year. PSW students will be eligible for funding to cover program fees for items such as: equipment, supplies and other mandatory fees, as well as a grant in acknowledgement of the required workplace placement.
A deposit of $250 is required for registration
Next term September 2024-June 2025 (exact dates TBA)
Work placement times may vary.
Please click here to schedule an appointment with a guidance counsellor.
If you are not a current student or have not been a student of the HWCDSB, you will be required to provide us with a copy of your most recent high school transcript.
Please note that we are now doing in-person appointment.
If you don't have internet access, please call 905-577-0555, press 5 then 1
Please note: this program fills up fast - please register today!
I came to Canada in November of 2017. Prior to coming to Canada, I was a Mathematics and Economics professor in a College in Nigeria.
On arriving in Canada, I wasn't sure what to do with myself, but I sure knew I had bills to pay and needed money fast to care for my family. I found employment as a health care aid. In due time, I was encouraged by my employer to go back to school to get certified as a qualified Personal Support Worker and I came to St. Charles Adult and Continuing Education Center at 150 East 5th Street, Hamilton. There I met my wonderful professors who were very kind, loving, accommodating and cheerful.
On completion of my PSW training, I worked for various health institutions and home care agencies until I got my permanent residence and went to Mohawk College to take the Practical Nursing program.
Today, I have graduated, and I currently work with Hamilton Health Sciences as a Registered Practical Nurse. My goal is to continue to make a difference in the lives of our highly dignified seniors who make up our patient population as I work in a medicine unit. As per educational goals, I will study until I become either a nurse practitioner or a nurse educator.