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Success Story: Lifelong Learning

Posted November 24, 2023 in Articles and Resources

At 53, Tracey found her­self laid off from her full time posi­tion in health care. Not one to shy away from effort, she sent out over 60 resumes! Although she had exten­sive expe­ri­ence in health care, she found the major­i­ty of posi­tions in med­ical admin­is­tra­tion required post-sec­ondary edu­ca­tion. Was she too old to return to school?

The team at Com­mu­ni­ty Employ­ment Ser­vices (CES) pro­vid­ed Tracey with the sup­port she need­ed to over­come this set­back in her life. The CES team helped her research post-sec­ondary pro­grams that would secure her a posi­tion back in the health care indus­try. Through the Bet­ter Jobs Ontario pro­gram, Tracey start­ed a one-year pro­gram in Med­ical Office Administration. 

With hard work and encour­age­ment from her CES team, Tracey suc­cess­ful­ly com­plet­ed the pro­gram and accept­ed a posi­tion in Patient Reg­is­tra­tion with Alexan­dra Hos­pi­tal in Inger­soll. Tracey shared, Thank you so very much for every­thing you have done and help­ing me along this journey.”

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