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LOBELEE ACACIO, HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT INTERNATIONALLY EDUCATED


What were you doing before attending Sprott Shaw College?

I just came to Canada this year, and after a week, my partner saw the SSC page on Facebook, and luckily, I got admitted to the program.

Why did you choose Sprott Shaw College?

Sprott Shaw College has given me a lot of opportunities, especially in the program I chose, and I am very thankful for it.

How was the admissions process?

It was good and very fast.

What program did you choose and why?

I chose the Health Care Assistant International Educated (HCA-IE) program because it is related to my previous education back home, and it’s also a government-funded program.

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

It was good; I met a lot of people and mingled with them. The staff were very nice.

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

I completed my practicum at Northcrest Care Centre and Good Samaritan Delta View Care Centre. It was an enriching experience, and I learned a lot during my time there.

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

For now, I just finished my clinical practicum.

Where do you work? Can you explain your duties?

I am working as an HCA, I just finished my clinical practicum.

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

You should come and study at SSC.

Is there anything else you would like to share?

During my clinical practicum, I learned a lot, especially in dealing with residents who exhibit unpredictable behavior.


Lobelee Acacio,
Health Care Assistant Internationally Educated
New Westminster Campus

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