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Newsletter – December 2019

December 1, 2019 Posted in Blog Posts

3 Engaging Christmas Activities for Older Adults: 1. North Pole Christmas gift wrapping station: Many residents may need assistance to wrap gifts for the holidays for their loved ones. Provide an empowering opportunity for, 2. Christmas photo booth, 3. Door-to-door Caroling with the residents…

INSTRUCTORS’ CORNER Marilee Sinlao shares: Background: Marilee received a BSN in the Philippines. While there she worked in Surgical, Maternity, and Emergency hospital wards…..

HOLIDAY SOCK DRIVE: Drake Medox is holding a sock drive to collect and donate to those in need. We encourage all our students to join us by bringing new socks to class Dec 1-21. Everyone who donates will be entered in a draw to win 1-of-3 $100 Visa gift cards!…

Floracel Pancho;HCA Student at Drake Medox

Floracel was born and raised in the Philippines. After going through many personal struggles and hardships from a young age she decided to make her way to Canada to give her child a better future….

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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

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!