Dave Ibarrola, Health Care Assistant Diploma Program – Nanaimo
I arrived in Canada March of 2019. Since I am a new immigrant, finding a job that suited my capabilities and necessities proved to be a challenge. When I came across an ad for the Health Care Assistant program under Discovery Community College, I jumped the gun right away. I’ve wanted a versatile career that will allow me to touch people’s lives and make a change.
Studying amidst a pandemic has its share of obstacles. DCC had a mixed in-person and online learning that worked perfectly with the curriculum. I liked how I can interact with my cohort and sometimes be independent with it. My instructors have been really supportive and patient with questions that we have, sharing experiences that we can tie into theory and practice.
Now that I am a certified Health Care Assistant, my family and I are at ease knowing that there is a lot of opportunities and growth waiting for me in the community. I have submitted applications and waiting back to hear from employers. I can’t wait to be back in the health industry and put my strengths to use.