MONTREAL, JANUARY 30, 2014- The English Montreal School Board’s Shadd Health and Business Centre (1000 Old Orchard) in NDG will honour the first graduates of its Pharmacy Technical Assistant Program at a ceremony on Thursday, February 13 (6 p.m.)
Last year the EMSB and Shadd introduced Pharmacy Technical Assistance and Assistance in Health Care Facilities, both diploma programs recognized by the Ministry of Education, Leisure and Sports (MELS).
Pharmacy Technical Assistance is a 1230 hour program. As a pharmacy technical assistant, successful graduates will work under the supervision of a pharmacist in either a community setting or in a health care establishment's pharmacy. The main role of a pharmacy technical assistant is to assist the pharmacist in issuing prescriptions, maintaining and updating patient files as well as distributing and the sale of medications and pharmaceutical products. The pharmacy technical assistant also prepares prescriptions under the supervision of the pharmacist and keeps inventory up to date. “Quebec’s aging demographic is an opportunity to have a successful career as a Pharmacy Technical Assistant,” notes Shadd Principal Silvana Crigna.
Ms. Crigna notes that the first graduates are now prepared to enter the job market. “It is with great pride that we congratulate the first classes who helped launch our program,” she says. “We wish them the best in their future endeavors.
For registration information call 514 484 0485 or log on to www.shadd.com.