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OAKVILLE, Ontario - PCDI Canada has confirmed its strategy of including respected third party professional certifications or memberships in career programs at no additional cost where to do so will help students get connected to careers. To date, PCDI has included professional certification as a no cost option for graduates of its Medical Office Assistant, Interior Decorating, Travel Agent, AutoCAD, Locksmithing, Hotel & Restaurant Management, Gourmet Cooking & Catering and Personal Trainer programs. It has also included professional memberships in industry or trade associations in its Child Care Provider, Teacher Assisting, Gunsmithing, Veterinary Assistant, Small Business Management, Wedding Planner, Accounting Basics, Conservation and Writing Children's Books programs.
"We are proud to provide high quality, accessible and affordable career training to students in Canada," Michael Scott, General Manager of PCDI Canada said at PCDI's head office in Oakville Ontario, "but we've concluded that in some cases we can do more for our students and graduates. Professional connection," he continued, "through the successful completion of professional certification by a third party certifying agency or by membership in a respected industry or trade association can be an important benefit to students and graduates by allowing them to be recognized by employers and others for their knowledge and skill or by their interest in, and connection to, their chosen field. We enter into partnerships with third party certifiers or professional organizations to provide professional connections for our students at no cost and with no hassles. These connections are of great benefit to our graduates as they pursue that first job or new career and we continue our efforts to identify additional professional certifications and memberships that we can integrate into our programs."
PCDI Canada, based in Oakville, Ontario, is the Canadian division of Ashworth College, a leading US distance educator based in Norcross, Georgia. PCDI has been serving Canadian since 1987.