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Mario’s Story

March 18, 2015 Posted in Success Stories

Drake Medox College graduates are always eager to share their inspiring stories with others who are interested in pursuing a career in Healthcare. With a 97% employment rate upon graduation, it is no wonder Drake Medox College is recognized as one of the top Healthcare training institutions in BC.

Mario’s Story

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

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

I am proud to say that I graduated as a Health Care Assistant from Drake Medox College in 2014. I had so many valuable experiences throughout my training which helped prepare me for my new career!

When I first started, I had no idea about healthcare, and I was very worried that I wouldn’t be able to even finish the 6 month course as I had a very busy schedule including a full time job as a shop assistant. However, Drake Medox offered me a very flexible class option allowing me to continue to work during the day and pursue my studies in the evenings under the leadership of our very dedicated instructor Ms. Marizen. Although this required me to make many sacrifices, I knew it would eventually get me a very meaningful diploma and a better life in the long run.

Drake Medox College prepared me with all the training I needed to provide effective and compassionate care for my clients. The experience I gained through my practicum at Inglewood really helped me understand what would be expected of me on the job. Under the careful guidance of my Clinical instructor Tek, and my preceptor Daisy I learned so much about both facility and home support care. I am happy to report that after only a couple of months after gradation I secured a great job at Lakeview Care Centre, one of the best facilities in BC!

I chose Drake Medox College because it offers one of the best healthcare programs in BC focused on developing the competencies required to succeed on the job; I was not disappointed. Because I want to inspire others to also take steps to reach their goals, I always recommend Drake Medox College to my friends and family.

A million thanks to the management and staff of Drake Medox for giving me this great opportunity, and for moulding me into a Health Care Assistant who is enjoying much success. MORE POWER TO DRAKE MEDOX COLLEGE!!

Contact any of Drake Medox College’s advisors to learn more about the Health Care Assistant and other programs they offer and you too can realize the same success as Mario.

Vancouver: Myrine, Barb or Melissa: 604 629-0196
Surrey: Angela @ 604 495-4208

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“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

“Thank you Drake Medox College for assisting us in our hiring. We gained 5 staff from our posting and hope to gain more. Again our gratitude for producing high caliber members of the health care industry.”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Carlton Gardens Care Centre

“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. My first impression of the ESL Program was “same old basic English again,” but I was wrong. I thought I didn’t need it because I can speak English. The ESL classes helped me to know how to pronounce properly, use proper grammar and even to create a formal paragraph. The important thing that the ESL Program did for me is to boost my confidence and to mold me into “a chocolate diamond” as Ate Myrine always says. The ESL-HCA Program is worth it and I enjoyed every class I attended. In several months I developed as an open-minded person, a knowledgeable student, a passionate Healthcare practitioner and a fluent user of the English language. As I move toward my new career, the ESL Program contributed a big part to my future work because I have learned how to be a good listener, a good reader and a good communicator. Indeed, I have become “ a diamond.” I am very thankful to Drake Medox College and my supportive Instructors for helping me along the way!

~ Jeanne Parilla ESL - HCA