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From Isolation to Community and Career in Child and Youth Care Support Work

By June 21, 2024No Comments
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In celebration of our convocation 2023, and the opportunity for us to finally be together and celebrate in person after three years, we asked our graduates to share their Anderson College experience.

Asking, “How has Anderson College changed your life?” prompted over a hundred submissions … this is one of those extraordinary student stories.

We hope this reflection moves you, as it has our Anderson family, and inspires you to ever embrace the career and life you imagine and, truly, deserve.
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My personal experience after going through the Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker program at Anderson College was life changing in a positive way.

Going into this program, I was very optimistic as I loved the idea of working with children and youth, but I was also intrigued by the addiction support work portion of the program. I had no clear idea of which career I wanted to go into and felt this program could lead me in the right direction to figure it out; surely enough, it did.

“My personal experience after going through the Child and Youth Care with Addictions Support Worker program at Anderson College was life changing in a positive way.”

 

I had recently moved to the Windsor-Essex area three months prior to signing up and joining the program. So, at the time I had no friends in the area – just family – and we were in quarantine because of the pandemic; I was all alone in a sense.

I am grateful I got to form bonds and friendships with my classmates over the course of this program and had the opportunity to experience very hands-on learning. I found it helped that our instructor was able to keep me on-track and guide me in the right direction when I was having trouble, and this was tremendously important in my learning.

“Not only did I learn essential knowledge that would help me improve my career in this field, but I also made lifelong friends.”

 

Though it was a challenge at times having to do school online and having virtual classes, everyone in the school (including students and staff) tried their best to be supportive towards each other; and we had an outstanding teacher to support us every step of the way. Not only did I learn essential knowledge that would help me improve my career in this field, but I also made lifelong friends. I gained the skill of networking within my community, and discovered a career which I would have never considered if it weren’t for Anderson.

Mina H.

If you felt inspired by Mina’s story and are looking to launch a career focused on helping others, you can click to learn more about our Child & Youth Care With Addictions Support Worker program. Or if you have other interests, you can explore one of our other 30+ leading-edge programs.

When you’re ready to train and embrace the next level of your career, we can help you navigate the steps along the way. Book your virtual appointment with one of our supportive admissions advisors today and let’s get you started, shall we?

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