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Success Stories

Success Stories


Drake Medox College has provided me with the learning experience that I need to start my career as a successful Activity Worker at a long-term senior facility. I have achieved my goal of changing my career from a Care Aide to an Activity Worker, as I was able to find a full-time job one month after I graduated from the Drake Medox College. I would highly recommend the Activity Assistant Diploma program to anyone who work in the health care industry.



Through my own personal experience I believe I am able to give to others the level of care, compassion and love that was bestowed upon me during my time of need. Drake Medox College has provided me with the greatest opportunity through their Community Support Worker program, with being able ‘pay it forward ‘ and make a difference in this world. Life is about touching the lives of people around us no matter who they are or where they have come from.



Thanks to Drake Medox College and their Biggest Contest Ever promotion I was able to go with my family to Spain and France for 3 weeks! This was a great opportunity for us to visit our relatives and friends back home and do some traveling as well. I recommend Drake Medox College to others as not only do you learn so much from their teaching staff and training provided but also make new friends as well.



I chose Drake Medox not only as the waiting period was shorter compared to other colleges but it was recommended to me by some of my friends. I am already huge advocate of Drake Medox College, not for the referral benefits but because of the good quality and hands-on teaching environment that I had experienced during my time as a student. I am now more confident in applying all that I’ve learnt to my current role and have Drake Medox to thank for that.



I would highly recommend Drake Medox to anyone wishing to pursue a career within the healthcare industry. For those still not convinced, I would strongly advise you to research this for yourself, as I am very confident you too will find Drake Medox offers better value for money compared to others – even some of my colleagues think so having attended more expensive schools.



Since completing the Health Care Assistant training course at Drake Medox College, I have gained the necessary knowledge, training, skills and confidence to work effectively with the elderly, children and people with developmental disabilities. I believe this course has helped pave the way for greater job opportunities and I since successfully been hired both as a live-in Manager and as a Life Skill Worker. Thank you so much Drake Medox College.



I had a fantastic experience at Drake Medox College, as I found the instructors very knowledgeable, the quality of the training rooms to be so realistic to actual facilities and the Drake staff incredibly helpful and friendly. I now feel more than capable of taking the right steps to achieve my goal in becoming a health care assistant and building a great career for myself…I would recommend them to all my family and friends. I now look forward to starting a new and exciting career. Thank you Drake Medox College!



I credit my success in finding work straight after I had graduated to their positive training environment and the very supportive staff at Drake Medox. It is from my experience at Drake Medox that I would definitely recommend them to all my family and friends. Thank you Drake Medox College for making my dream of becoming a healthcare assistant come true! I am very happy with all that I’ve managed to achieve so far and feel I have a bright future ahead!


Lara’s Story

Lara Alicia Casillas

Lara Alicia Casilla
CSW Honours Graduate 2015

I want everyone to know that I am proud to be a graduate of Drake Medox College because this school creates the right conditions for students to succeed. They provided me with useful knowledge and practical skills in the field of social services through their Community Support Worker Diploma.

Taking this program was one of the most advantageous decisions I have made because it allows me to find good jobs in a myriad of settings: schools, the private sector, government healthcare, and to work directly in the mental health and developmental disabilities field. The diploma provides students with the opportunity for growth that is not available otherwise, and the knowledge gained certainly gives one the “edge” to secure meaningful employment after graduation. However, this is just the start.

Once employed, this industry allows for ongoing opportunities for personal and professional development. There is a strong need for compassionate individuals who are able to overcome negative perceptions within themselves and society and have the disciplined attitude to work well with others and apply the critical thinking skills developed via the CSW Program.

You can expect excellence from Drake Medox College. It all starts with the amazing curriculum developed by Mrs. Vida. She crafted this curriculum in mental wellness/health and the issues of developmental disability, disability in general, the aging population, and overall mental illness and recovery in the five dimensions of health: physical, emotional, spiritual, social, and mental. The curriculum is in keeping with Canadian and world-known health and government models. All this information and the skills learned help the student really understand their own personal power and how they can use their talents to support and instill independence and greatness in those they will serve.

Another brilliant mind is that of Registered Psychiatric Nurse, and program instructor Miss Tara. She meets the very challenging task of delivering the curriculum and using her own personal experiences to reinforce the most effective approaches to dealing with different clients and situations. She really helped me to understand the importance of keen observation skills and the ability to stay focused and unbiased. I very much enjoyed all the creative learning activities she used to help us better understand the content.

Preparing students for a humbling career working with individuals with developmental disability and/or mental illness is a very difficult task, however Ms. Tara always managed to challenge us and our way of thinking. She taught us to be aware of our own prejudices and impulses, and the importance of empathy. In closing, Drake Medox College is capable of satisfying even the most demanding student –like me. You learn to stop your own excuses, to stop wasting your life (time), and to stop deceiving yourself. One cannot be her own teacher and evaluator. People need a school like Drake Medox where one grows through understanding, effort, and organized team work. Not all schools are created equal, and DMC has its proven ways. They are professional, highly certified, and the staff is very friendly and supportive. Let this CSW program take you to the next level. No matter what you think, or how you feel, what counts is what you do and what you know, and Drake Medox will teach you well.

A career as a Community Support Worker is rewarding not only through financial gains, but more importantly through the satisfaction you will feel in making a meaningful difference in the lives others. Become a voice for those without one such as people with born or acquired mental disability. Know what is going on in advance, and how to interact in an ever changing world of opportunities. Call Angela or one of the other advisors at Drake Medox, and enjoy the ride into a world of eye-opening and heart-lifting knowledge. This is why I am proud to be a graduate of DMC.

Thanks to all the staff and instructors at Drake Medox College!

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One of Drake Medox College’s core beliefs is:

“Giving back to our community and those who support our business is important.”


Eleanor graduated as a Health Care Assistant from Drake Medox College in 2014.

Eleanor graduated as a Health Care Assistant from Drake Medox College in 2014.

Eleanor is one of the many students who was fortunate enough to receive a full tuition scholarship from Drake Medox in 2014.  She has since graduated and secured employment in the field; following is her story.

I found the training at Drake Medox College really helped to equip me with all the necessary knowledge & confidence I need to find work as a Health Care Assistant.

Choosing Drake Medox College was easy, especially after being awarded a full scholarship, which I was very blessed and grateful to have received.  I feel that my success in being hired as a Health Care Assistant was because I am a graduate of Drake Medox College.

Throughout the years my employer has hired several graduates from the school, and she has the greatest confidence in the quality of work we do.  In fact, just as I had finished my practicum experience I was hired straight away and now work at two facilities that I really enjoy.

I would definitely recommend Drake Medox College to my friends and family members who want to be a Health Care Assistant for 3 reasons:

  1. Training they provided was really good & they produce competent graduates.
  2. The cost of the tuition is much more affordable than other schools, which I believe is a very big factor; especially when you might be struggling financially.
  3. I found that the staff (both administration and instructors) were very accommodating & helpful.They do their best to help everyone finish the course without any hassles and lots of support.

Overall. I really enjoyed my time at Drake Medox College, and I always looked forward to going to every class. I am truly grateful for the training I received at Drake Medox College, and believe it is because of them that I have now successfully found work in the chosen field that I love.

Director Barbara Fry says:

 “we are proud of our active involvement in the communities we serve, and our support of those in need through our many fund raising efforts and scholarship offers.”

To learn more about the Healthcare programs offered by Drake Medox College in Vancouver and Surrey contact an advisor today at 604 629-0196.

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As you probably are aware by now, most of my recent hires are from your college, and I am very happy with the performance and work ethics of your graduates.  They are very responsive, caring and have a solid knowledge by the time they enter the workforce.

Kudos to you and to your organization.

With much respect,

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
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