Hometown: Indian Head, SK
Program: Addictions Counselling, Continuing Care Assistant and Practical Nursing
When Sheila Booth, a Métis alumna, enrolled with Saskatchewan Polytechnic more than 26 years ago, she was looking to get her life on track. At age 15, she dropped out of high school, which meant her career options as an adult were limited. Looking to improve her prospects, Sheila graduated from the Chemical Dependency Worker certificate program in 1990. Since then, she has gone on to receive her Continuing Care Assistant in 1996 and in 2010 she graduated from the Practical Nursing program.
"I liked going to Sask Polytech because the classes were smaller, so I was able to get one-on-one time with instructors," says Sheila.
Sheila says having access to programs close to home and offered through distance were a big reason why she took the chance and went back to school. She says it wasn't always easy, but that anyone can go back to school if they put their mind to it.
"You can do it," says Sheila. "Don't give up because there is always someone who believes you can and will help you get through."