On March 16th, we were honored to host graduation for over 150 Health Care Assistant, Community Support Worker and Activity Assistant graduates and their families and friends. What an amazing celebration for all in attendance!
Our valedictorians Christina and Harsharan shared inspiring messages of their own personal journeys, and how proud they were to achieve this new milestone with their classmates.
Our Commencement speaker was Mr Daniel Fontaine, CEO of BC Care Providers Association. He welcomed our recent graduates to the industry, and reassured everyone that the job demand today is very strong, and will continue to grow in the years ahead.
All indicators are pointing in the same direction….
I immigrated to Canada with my family in hopes of a seeking a better quality of life. Growing up my parents always encouraged me to seek out higher education to ensure that I could have a bright future. So when my mother graduated from Drake Medox as a Health Care Assistant, she persuaded me to look in to the programs offered at the college. That’s when I stumbled upon the Community Support Worker Program, which sparked my interest. At that time I had no clue what the role of a CSW would entail so I continued to do research and found that many of my prerequisite courses for Psych Nursing correlated with CSW. This interested me because I knew that an investment in this program could help me towards my future career goals.
One of the biggest obstacles faced by many who want to attend a college such as Drake Medox is the financial investment required to enroll. Many people have heard about Government Student Loans, but are not sure how it all works, or even if they qualify. Here is some basic information provided by one of our Financial Advisors Kunqi based on the questions she is most frequently asked.
Daryl Lagayan, one of our newest instructors here at Drake Medox College, tells us a bit about himself in this interview.
What led you to your current role as a Health Care Assistant Instructor?
I have been working in healthcare for over 7 years, and am currently an LPN serving the residents of a beautiful care home in the heart of Vancouver. Because I find my work so rewarding, I am always eager to share my experiences and knowledge with others who aspire to work in the field. It is because of this that I decided to take on a teaching assignment at Drake Medox College.
October 2017 Articles:
• How to keep gratitude going all season long
• Events & Activities
Let’s Welcome October!
October brings us the start of fall, fallen leaves, and cool cozy nights.
Many people are not really clear on exactly what the role of an Activity Assistant is, and why someone would want to choose this as an area of study and a career path. This month’s blog post features an interview conducted with one of Drake Medox College’s most dynamic and successful graduates Zaldy Espina who helps shed some light on this.
Zaldy, tell us a bit about your background prior to entering the Healthcare field.
I was born and educated in the Philippines for a career in Hospitality Management. I held many jobs there including positions as a Restaurant Manager and Customer Service Coordinator. When I arrived to Canada, I continued to work in this field until I made the decision to do something different; something better for me!