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It's never too late to go back to school

It's never too late to go back to school
Going back to school after 30 years is a scary prospect. Yet, many of our students do just that. Karen Williams is one such student. This is her story.
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RAC allows you to obtain official recognition for professional competencies

RAC allows you to obtain official recognition for professional competencies
In spite of having many years of experience as an administrative professional, Patricia Bouchard was not being considered for more advanced jobs. The lack of accredited certification, pertinent to her industry, hampered Patricia’s career. She was passed over for jobs that she was qualified to do because of the absence of such accreditation. Luckily, she discovered the RAC process which allows candidates to obtain official recognition for their professional competencies.
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Norma Condo - Overcoming tragedy and following her dream

Norma Condo - Overcoming tragedy and following her dream
How often do we call someone a warrior? Norma Condo is just that: a warrior. In spite of unexpectedly becoming a single mother of five a month before starting her Professional Cooking program at PSCA, Norma found the strength within her to follow her dream of becoming an Indigenous chef.
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Home Care: A career in high need

Home Care: A career in high need
In Quebec, there is a growing number of elderly individuals who are choosing to stay living in their own homes longer. Subsequently, there is an increased demand on CLSC’s  to provide services to support their decision, ranging from personal hygiene to preparing meals. The Home Care Assistance program, offered at Pearson Adult Career Centre (PACC), prepares students to provide these services to the public.   The Home Care Assistance program is an 8 month long course (approxima...
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Pretty Maphosa talks about her experience in the Dental Assistance program at PACC.

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CARING IS SHARING INSPIRATION FROM A TED TALKS

CARING IS SHARING INSPIRATION FROM A TED TALKS
14 year old American Jacob Cramer not only caught the attention of ‘Ted Talks’, but also that of the August 2016 group of PAB students during a class on understanding client needs.  After watching Jacob’s heart-warming story explaining his movement ‘Love for the Elderly’, whereby he receives and distributes letters of friendship to elderly people throughout the USA, the students unanimously decided to write their own letters.  The letters were sent to Dona...
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LPN's enjoy rewarding and stimulating careers in the healthcare field.

LPN's enjoy rewarding and stimulating careers in the healthcare field.
The Health, Assistance and Nursing program trains individuals to become Licensed practical nurses (LPN’s.) LPN’s are a growing part of the health care professional team who work closely with Registered Nurses to deliver nursing and medical care in a variety of  settings to promote and maintain health. The profession is one that has recently evolved, allowing LPN’s to deliver care that was once only designated for other professionals, for example: drawing blood, intraven...
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The importance of proper hygiene in the dental office.

The importance of proper hygiene in the dental office.
 Do you know that proper disinfection and sterilization techniques are one of the most important aspects of your treatment?  Taking the time to properly disinfect an operatory can take up to 15 minutes.   The Dental Assistance Program at PACC has a 45 hour course devoted to this task.  The practice of proper hygiene and asepsis has always played a key role in the program.  Good practices are reinforced during all practical modules and throughout job training.  ...
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Simulation Lab at PACC Career Centre

Simulation Lab at PACC Career Centre
 Recently I had the opportunity to participate in one of the simulation days with our center’s high fidelity mannequin, which we named Lester, during the LPN Competency 14 (Cardio-Respiratory System).  Every student entered the Simulation Lab with reluctance and uncertainty, yet upon departure, a sense of accomplishment and confidence had overcome them.  The goal of the day was to familiarize the students with mannequin as well as the taking of vital signs and locating va...
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Retail Butchery from a Student's Perspective

Retail Butchery from a Student's Perspective
 Having taken the Food and Beverage and Professional Cooking programs, I learned a lot about the basics of cooking. We were taught all aspects of cooking such as hygiene and sanitation, history and culture of food, from meat to fish to vegetables and anything imaginable that had the slightest relation to our course.  Though I had never cooked prior to culinary school, I worked in the front of house for my father’s bakery as well as in a high end restaurant that hired me right ...
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About LBP Continuing Education

Lester B. Pearson School Board (LBPSB) is one of the largest English school boards in Quebec in terms of student enrollment, serving approximately 21,000 students in the Youth sector and approximately 8,700 in its Continuing Education sector. The Board is responsible for a network of 37 elementary schools, 13 secondary schools and 8 Continuing Education Centres.

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