Hometown: Langenburg, SK
Program: Continuing Care Assistant
Being a single mother is a lot of work — being a single mother and a full-time student is twice the amount of work. But for Métis graduate Carrie-Kay Pelletier, the hard work was worth it. From her perspective, learning more about continuing care means she can provide a brighter future for her son.
"Going back to school and getting the Continuing Care Assistant certificate will help me be a better caregiver and find more opportunities than before I completed the program," says Pelletier. "As a single mom, I want stability and to have a job I can enjoy."
She says her educational journey taught her two important lessons: It's never too late to go back to school and it's always okay to ask for help when you need it. She attributes her success to the understanding instructors, who supported her when she needed it the most. She also says she was able to make friendships with other mothers facing similar struggles, which proved to be a great support.
"It took me a few years to apply because I kept putting it off. But after I did apply the motivation came naturally," she says. "My grades have improved dramatically since high school and this is a great accomplishment for me as a single mother."