What were you doing before attending Sprott Shaw College?

I am working in the food industry since 2009.

Why did you choose Sprott Shaw College?

One of the best colleges in town that supports students from enrolment to employment, Sprott Shaw College provides quality education and ensures that students are learning with purpose and meaning.

How was the admissions process?

The admission was really smooth. Tammy, the admission advisor made it easy for me to start my Sprott Shaw College journey.

What program did you choose and why?

I chose the Education Assistant program because I am passionate about working with children and want to make a difference in students’ lives by supporting them with their exceptionalities.

What was the environment like during your time at Sprott Shaw College?

It was fun. We are getting the best education while having fun. People at Sprott Shaw College are all accommodating and friendly. It’s always a good vibes at SSC.

Where was your practicum or co-op and how was it?

I completed my practicum at an elementary school here in Kelowna, and it went really well. I applied the knowledge from our theoretical classes, and it was very successful.

How long did it take you to find a job after graduation?

I didn’t even wait until graduation. My last day of practicum was the same day as my interview with the school district, and I got hired!

Where do you work? Can you explain your duties?

I am now a Certified Education Assistant with the Central Okanagan Public Schools, where I help students with exceptionalities succeed in their school journey.

If you could give advice to someone coming to Sprott Shaw, what would you say?

Learn while having fun and maximize every opportunity that comes your way as a student at SSC.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

If you choose Sprott Shaw College, you’re in good hands. You won’t just walk away with your diploma after graduation; you’ll leave with enriched learning and happy memories that you’ll treasure forever.

Dexter Demafelix
Education Assistant
Kelowna Campus

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