Koral’s mother Amber found out about the Licensed Practical Nurse program while helping her daughter look for post-secondary opportunities. It was something that she realized she could do now that her children were older. “Given the distance to drive to a program in Red Deer, I don’t think I would have been able to do it otherwise”, says Amber, “the studying has been hard work, but I know my life experience has helped me succeed.”
Both Amber and Koral have benefited immediately from their education. Koral was able to work part-time as she finished her high school diploma and is now employed as a Health Care Aide locally. Her mother Amber became a co-worker when she also gained part-time employment in the same field. “Being able to work part-time has really helped with the bills”, stated, Amber. Gaining experience prior to graduating will also help build a good resume once she completes her program and begins her search for full-time employment.
Now that they have starting on their learning journey, both Amber and Koral are looking into opportunities to build on their skills. Koral is considering the PN program in the future while mother Amber is checking out courses that would take her to the Registered Nurse level.
Wherever their future paths may lead, both are sure that the health care field is right for them. “We really care about people and their lives,” says Amber. Getting the opportunity to pursue their goals through CAC has helped them be successful. “I would recommend it to anyone interested in doing it”, says Koral.