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Sault College announces new developmental services program (updated)

Qualifying students are guaranteed a job interview with Community Living Algoma
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Are you passionate about a career in developmental services, want to have a positive impact on the lives of those with developmental disabilities and are looking for personal and professional satisfaction?

If this is you, then Sault College’s new Developmental Services Support Certificate Program will help guide you towards these goals. Students who successfully complete the certificate with a minimum G.P.A of 60 percent will also be guaranteed an employment interview with Community Living Algoma (CLA)!

Sault College’s new eight-week Developmental Services Support Certificate Program – available through Continuing Education and in partnership with CLA – is a unique program that will focus on professionalism, health and wellness, building relationships and advocacy for community inclusion.

Throughout this program, students will gain a solid foundation in this field of study preparing them for field placement hours with CLA and ultimately an interview with CLA for qualifying students.

“Sault College is proud to work in partnership with CLA to offer this unique program,” said Lori Crosson, program manager, Continuing Education, Sault College. “Students will not only receive a top notch education in this field of study, but will also have an opportunity to showcase their knowledge and skills through a field placement and guaranteed employment interview with CLA for those who qualify. Together we are setting our students up for success and providing them with an incredible opportunity to achieve their employment goals.”

“Community Living Algoma is excited about working with Sault College to bring this certificate program to our community. It has been more than 20 years since the DSW program was offered locally and there have been many positive changes in the lives of people with developmental disabilities that CLA wants to share with prospective employees,” said John Policicchio, executive director, Community Living Algoma. 

“If a student is looking for a career in which they will have opportunities to help others to explore new experiences, build relationships and create connections to community, this certificate could open that door.”

The Developmental Services Support Certificate Program begins Mar. 5, 2018 with limited spots available. Pre-requisites for this certificate program are a degree, diploma or certificate in the Human Services field, such as: PSW, RPN, RN, CYC , OTA/PTA, SSW. Tuition for this eight week program is only $500!

To learn more, contact Sault College Continuing Education at 705-759-2554 ext. 2658 or To register, contact our Registrar’s Office at 705-759-6700 option 3.


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