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Making a difference as a foster caregiver

“Right now there are more than 1,000 kids across B.C. who need temporary foster families when they can’t live at home.  Many of these children and teens come from hard places, however fostering can have a huge positive impact on their lives.” –BC Foster Parents

Drake Medox College’s Community Support Worker students recently attended an information session to learn more about Foster Parenting with MCFD (Ministry of Children and Family Development).

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Newsletter – July 2018


Sizzling fun this summer season

Summer is here and it is the perfect time to plan special programs for the older adults whom you are working with. The Activity Assistant students at Drake Medox College have put together a number of ideas for sizzling fun this summer season!

 

Hawaiian BBQ– Invite your clients on a Hawaiian adventure with a Luau BBQ. To keep your guests cool, serve a sparkling pineapple punch and fresh watermelon slices. Everyone can don hula skirts and Hawaiian shirts and the courtyard can be decorated with bright flowers and tiki masks made in advance by the participants.

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Newsletter – June 2018


Will I Get A Job As A Health Care Assistant After Graduation

The number one question Drake Medox College advisors are asked is “will I get a job after graduation?”

We understand that although students may come to us for industry leading training and education, what they really want and expect is a good job after they achieve their diploma.

So, why are Drake Medox Health Care Assistant grads able to secure jobs in the field at a consistent rate of 97%?

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Newsletter – May 2018


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EMPLOYER TESTIMONIAL

“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

Robin W.
HR Generalist
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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
Retirement Concepts Guildford Seniors Village


“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

Program: ESL / HCA
Drake Medox College helped me to achieve my main goal – to become a Healthcare Assistant. They helped me also to become more confident in aspects of speaking and understanding. The ESL-HCA Program at Drake Medox College is the best study program I’ve been to. My Instructors were very supportive.