Success Stories

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Chay BromleyAutomotive Service Technician

I enrolled in an Automotive Service Technician program at Kelowna College starting in February and completed level 1 in August of 2009.

After getting some work based training hours at Adrian's Automotive I completed level 2 in June of 2010.

After completing work based training hours at Four Winds Services I went back to complete 1ny level 3 at Okanagan College.

I would like to thank the Metis Employment & Training Program for funding my level 3 training at Okanagan College and helping me in my career.

I am currently working at Kal Tire and am working towards completing all my work based hours required to qualify to take level 4 and become a journeyman Automotive Service Technician.

~ Chay Bromley

ChelseaFinancial Assistant

After graduating in 2005, I was unsure of what I wanted to take in college.

I was offered a summer position at my Uncles oil and gas company doing administration while his administrator left for holidays. I was then offered another position through family and acquaintances in Fort McMurray doing Safety Administration. From there, I quickly advanced and was promoted to different positions including Site Administration, Payroll and Cost Control.

After working in Fort McMurray for 3 years I decided I wanted a change from the travel, seclusion and camp life so I made my way to Edmonton. I had a position as an Executive Administrator with an engineering company then applied to a job closer to home as an Operations coordinator with Canadian Helicopters.

I have always wanted to return to B.C., so I made my way to Victoria, B.C, where I stared looking into college courses since I realized I would have a better opportunity at better paying jobs, and could work towards the career I've always wanted in Human Resources.

I applied for the Business Administration - Management Option program in September of 2012 and with the help of MNBC, completed my program in early April of 2014. I put my resume on the Fort St. John indeed web page and I was recruited for a job in a matter of days. I completed a phone interview the day after I wrote my last exam and was offered the position as a Financial Assistant, which I started at the beginning of May.

I returned closer to home to be near my family and I am now in the process of buying my first home.

I couldn't have done this without the help of MNBC and the Metis Em ployment & Training program.

I will be forever grateful and thankful for their assistance with my journey to get where I am today!

Thank you!

~ Chelsea

Christopher CookeDigital Arts

After spending a large portion of my life playing video games, I discovered a passion for analyzing and creating them. During my time at Guru Digital Arts (now Edmonton Digital Arts), I was gifted the opportunity to display some of my portfolio work at a public event. Because of that, I met my now employer at Fluik Entertainment Inc.

Without Metis Nation BC, none of this would have been possible.

Thank You

~ Christopher C

CindyMassage Practitioner

Hello my name is Cindy

I attended the “Massage Therapy” program at the “Vancouver School of Bodyworks and Massage”. Being a massage practitioner was something I have been considering for several years.

I have started my own business and in the future I plan on expanding my business and eventually having my own permanent space.

Going to school and acquiring a skill has completely changed my world. I enjoy massage immensely and feel like I have a skill that can be used anywhere and that it is one that gives back to others. I could not have made these changes without the funding I received from MNBC. The staff guided me and helped me during the application process one step at a time.

I am extremely gratefully for this opportunity.

Thank You!

Clayton BetkerTradesman

"Some people think graduating high school is a big deal but the bigger deal is when you graduate school and find what you want to do the rest of your life. Coming into contact with Métis Nation has made it far easier for me to be considered a higher skilled tradesmen. I always had a desire to work in the mining industry but it was just a hard job to get hired on for due to special training requirements but, Métis Nation helped me reach those requirements."

"I hope for all the people that need help or want to make a better life for their family take advantage of all the opportunities that can be made with this program. Also, for that I am forever grateful and proud to be a Métis citizen, without the help I received I would never be where I am now."

~ Clayton B

CollProfessional Cook

Hello my name is Coll,

I attended the “Culinary Arts – Professional Cook 1” program at “Thompson Rivers University”, I really enjoyed the 34 week program, and the facility is excellent!

This program required a 3 week practicum which I completed and now I am employed in a restaurant as a cook.

“Thank you for investing in my training, a special thanks to the program coordinator, she was more than helpful and went above and beyond in explaining the program requirements”.

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