Success Stories

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Robin MercereauGraphic Designer

Hello my name is Robin,

I recently completed my 3rd year in the Visual Communication of Design Program (BDes) in the the Graphic Design Stream at ACAD. My program is very competitive with a heavy course load. METP has provided me support over the last year which has alleviated a lot of stress allowing me to focus on my studies. I have worked extremely hard to get to this point and I can’t thank METP enough for investing in me and my future.

I look forward to starting my fourth and final year in the fall. I will be researching and developing design solutions for real projects. This will include information design, editorial, digital media and interactive design.

Thank you Métis Nation BC!

~ Robin

Rosetta MitchellRegistered Nurse

Hello my name is Rosetta,

I recently graduated from the “Bachelor of Science - Regi stered Nurse” program at “Thompson Rivers University”, growing up I always knew I wanted a career in the health care field. I am currently working with the health authority in my region, working in a rural area has enabled me to nurse in a variet y of areas including medical, surgical, maternity and emergency.

“I am so grateful for this opportunity to attend university to b ecome a nurse and with the financial assistance from the Métis Employment and Training progra m I was able to achieve my goal.”

Roslyn AlbanesePractical Nurse

I started my education by upgrading my Biology in June of 2010 which was funded for me and shortly after that I started the Practical Nursing program January 2011. I received financial assistance from April 2011 until I completed the program. I had a few problems throughout my journey in this nursing program but I always had the staff to call and talk to and they were always there giving me the best advice I could ask for. I feel very special knowing I was able to receive this funding because I know I would have not been able to do a full time course and work enough hours to pay my bills. With the living expense allowance I was able to focus 100% off my time on my studies and not worry about how I was going to pay my rent.

I'm very thankful for the support MNBC provided to me. I couldn't have completed this program without funding and support when I really needed someone to talk to throughout this program.

I am looking for jobs as a practical nurse in the Lower Mainland but until then I am employed part-time with the Ministry of Children & Families working with children in care and I also part-time with a company called 'Nurse Next Door'.

Big thank you to the staff with the Metis Employment & Training Program for helping me achieve my goal of becoming a nurse.


Roslyn M Albanese

Ryan SengerMedical Device Reprocessor

When I decided to pursue a new career path as a Medical Device Reprocessor, I reached out to the MNBC in hopes they might be able to assist me. With their assistance I was put in a financial situation that allowed me to achieve my goals. Although I was very busy in my program, having less financial burdens allowed me to focus solely on my studies and I was able to do very well in my school course, as well as in my practicum that followed. At the end of my practicum, Royal Inland Hospital hired me as a casual employee, where I'm now working to gain a fulltime, permanent position. I love my job, and it wouldn't have been possible without MNBC!

~ Ryan S

Ryan Stace-SmithRed Seal Journeyman

Ryan's Story ‐ "Thank you to all who have helped me through my journey".

I started my apprenticeship in Prince Rupert taking my 1st, 2nd and 3rd year schooling in Northwest Community College. During the time of my apprenticeship I worked in Prince Rupert. When times were slow in our area, I travelled to Fort McMurray in a camp facility working as an apprentice.

I had some obstacles during my second year, as I had a lot of trouble with Employment Insurance (EI) and getting disqualified during my course. My family had to support me and it was very upsetting to my schooling. I had to go to an appeal process and with great difficulty and time consuming my family and I had to experience a lot of stress. In the end we won the case and I continued to finish my schooling for that year. I continued to work back in Prince Rupert for my final year before I ventured off to Victoria for my 4th and final year. I had to enroll in Victoria because my schooling didn’t offer the schedule I needed in Prince Rupert as now the school had moved to Terrace. They too were not offering the schedule I needed.

So off to Victoria to complete my last year at Camosun College. I did find that schooling and living in Victoria was very expensive as I have been very lucky to have had my 3 other years of schooling in my community. I finished my last and final year and I have also completed my IP (inter provincial) ticket which qualifies me to work in any Province in Canada.

I am presently working in Kitimat and I am a full Journeyman with a RED SEAL, since April 2014.

I would like to thank MNBC for sponsoring me during my Apprenticeship and Darcy Petuh from Northwest MNBC in Terrace, BC for endless hours of helping me get through this career. I couldn’t have made it through this alone. Darcy have given me a chance through MNBC to get where I am today, Thank you to all who have helped me through my journey.

~ Ryan

Samantha SouthwickAdministrative Assistant

Hello my name is Samantha,

After I graduated high school, I knew that I wanted to expand my schooling and better my future. After much thought I decided to apply for funding through the Métis Nation British Columbia. After finding out that I was approved I was beyond excited. I knew that I now had my chance to better myself and my future.

Thanks to the Metis Nation BC I have now completed a 5 month Applied Business Technology course. I am so excited to start my career and my new knowledge to good use.

Thank you Metis Nation BC!

~ Samantha

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