Hometown: Carry the Kettle First Nation, SK
Program: Continuing Care Assistant certificate
Holly Jack likes helping people, so what better career for her than continuing care assistant? After taking a 10-year detour through business management and accounting, Holly switched her focus to what makes her happy, and in the process hopes to bring some light into the lives of those who need it.
"The CCA program at Sask Polytech is acknowledged to be high quality, that's why I enrolled here," says Holly. "The instructors are really great. They treat you as part of the family, and they really want you to succeed." Success for Holly will involve not only caring for the elderly and those with special needs, but also acting as a role model for other young Aboriginal people.
"I haven't seen too many First Nations role models in continuing care," she says. "There weren't many opportunities to say 'Hey, they did it, so could I.'" With her nurturing attitude, and a special interest in dementia care, Holly hopes she can be that role model for others.
"I could be a role model."