“The environment was comfortable, friendly and welcoming.”
Posted on Wednesday, December 22nd, 2010
“Before attending Algonquin College, I was a college graduate working in a factory. Following a massive lay-off, which affected over 1,200 people, I was a single parent unable to find a position with sufficient income to provide for my daughter and was forced to consider the other alternative — going back to school. Not only was the thought terrifying, but the very idea of going back to school at the same time as my four-year old daughter simply didn’t seem realistic. My options narrowed to this: either work for peanuts or return to school!
I decided that if I were going to invest in re-education, it would be for an occupation that I enjoyed. I made the plunge and chose the Carpentry and Millwork – Heritage program offered at the Perth Campus. I can honestly say it was one of the best decisions I’ve ever made.
It had been years since I had been in an academic atmosphere and I had no idea where to start. I was a last minute entry. One day I was unemployed and the next day I was a full-time student. Enrolling at this small campus was a wise choice. Everything was on a more personal level. Instructors knew all students by name in very short order. The environment was comfortable, friendly and welcoming.”
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