Read great success stories from Evergreen College graduates
“Our class has ended, but our journey has just begun. We came this far, full of hope for the success of our goals and our future. Our friends at Evergreen College have helped us to achieve that goal. With the great help and support from our teachers and administration, our school did not end when classes did. It continues even today, for they continue to give us the support to succeed in our chosen fields”.
“The warm and friendly atmosphere of Evergreen College, professional and knowledgeable instructors helped us stay focused and motivated to pursue our dreams”.
Macrina Arcega (PSW) – Valedictory Address – Evergreen Graduation 2004
Let me say first that Evergreen College has helped us reach our goals.
With the great help and support from our teachers and administration, we have achieved the skills and knowledge to succeed in the professional fields we have chosen.
The warm and friendly atmosphere of Evergreen College, and its professional and knowledgeable instructors, helped us stay focused and motivated in the pursuit of our future goals, even when at times – that seemed a difficult task.
So, I would like to thank the management and the entire staff at Evergreen for being there in my hard times. My teacher encouraged me, believed in me, and for that I thank you so much.
Aidee Pena (Community Service Worker – Graduate 2005)
My name is Grace and I am an Evergreen College graduate. The reason that I chose to attend Evergreen College courses is because, being a newcomer to Canada, I wanted a quick integration into the field of healthcare.
I wanted a job quickly that allowed me to find fulfillment by caring for others.
Evergreen helped me reach that goal! I am now supporting individuals with disabilities in residential care, which I obtained immediately after completing the course.
However, other goals were reached! I connected with other people, like myself, in the classroom. I felt connected to the Toronto health care community by a greater understanding of all that a PSW can do here in private and publically funded care giving positions as well as entry level social service work jobs.
My life has changed since registering for a simple course. I am at the beginning of many opportunities with work, and I am fulfilled by the individuals along the way who helped make it happen.
Grace Kemirembe (Personal Support Worker- Graduate 2005)
My name is Maryna Trofimova, from Russia. After coming to Toronto one of my friends gave me very good advice “go to EVERGREEN College”.
Their good location, high quality staff, students, who speak many different languages, small groups. All courses and programs at EVERGREEN College were designed to help me learn quickly and effectively.
I was a student of the PSW group, after that I took the exam. It took me only three weeks to find a job after graduation.
I paid less money and had no problems whatsoever. The College issues a Certificate and Diploma – not all the colleges do. Now I am a PSW at Labdara Lithuanian Nursing Home.
Maryna Trofimova (Personal Support Worker – Graduate 2004)
My name is Tashi. I’m Tibetan, but immigrated from India. When I came to Canada, I was looking for the good college. I always read the newspaper and then one day I found EVERGREEN College.
After researching schools, I chose EVERGREEN because:
- Flexible timing / hours.
- Reasonable fees.
- Week days, weekend classes.
I really want to thank EVERGREEN … “Keep it up”
Tashi Choedon Badhey Tsang (Personal Support Worker – Graduate 2004)
This is with most sincere gratitude, that I am writing this letter. I am a Personal Support Worker, a graduate of the EVERGREEN College.
Currently I work as a PSW at a Lithuanian Nursing Home, a long-term facility “Labdara” and consider this job a serious career move in my life.
The PSW program at EVERGREEN was really excellent and helped me start my health care career very soon. Thank you very much for your support, professionalism and your most friendly environment.
Zoya Bubnova (Personal Support Worker – Graduate 2004)
“For all of us who are about to graduate, tonight is a very special moment … this is what we’ve been waiting for. Through these months of training at Evergreen College, we have gained confidence in ourselves as well as building character and spirit in our visualization and realization, our new mission as social workers. Our main concern is to support the well being of all people’s physical, mental and spiritual health. I would like to express a special thank you to our dedicated teacher, Phyllis McCleod for helping us to prepare for our new challenge … to serve morally and ethically to those in this multicultural society who need us”.
Sergio Bazan (CSW) – Valedictory Address – Evergreen Graduation 2005
“When I arrived at Evergreen College, I knew that the Community Service Worker program would fit with my future plans. Being unemployed, after being in a job with no future, I discovered that I wanted to work with mental health clients to improve their quality of life. I would like to thank Evergreen College for teaching me the skills and showing me the professionalism that I needed to achieve my goal. I recommend to anyone who is like me in future; to make the same choice that I did, by choosing Evergreen College and the Community Service Worker program as the next step in their life”.
Paula Barthol (CSW) – Valedictory Address – Evergreen Graduation 2005
“I have been studying at Evergreen College for almost 9 months. During this time we learned many things, including some of my favourite topics such as child nutrition and child development. I liked the ECA program because it provided me with an opportunity to increase my working knowledge with children in diverse settings. Before I started the program, I worked in several family resource programs as a relief worker. Now I am confident that I can manage daycare programs and use my knowledge to move forward more effectively in any organization that conducts programs for children. Evergreen College has given me the opportunity to fulfill my dream. To all my great teachers who have encouraged me in your classes with support and kind words, I thank you.”
Sophia Luguya (ECA) – Valedictory Address – Evergreen Graduation 2005