- Region: Lower Mainland Region
- Position: Commercial Account Manager
First of all I would like to thank Métis Training and Employment for all of their support over the years. I moved out to Vancouver in 2008 to pursue an education in Business. Living on my own and only working part time, I found it quite difficult to pay rent, transit passes, and other expenses. Without the help that Métis Training and Employment provided in my second and fourth year, I doubt that I would have finished my eduation in four years. The funding not only supported me with financial stability, it relieved a lot of my stress allowing me to have a more balanced life and focus on my studies.
The four years of hard work and dedication paid off in full for me. I am currently working with the Canadian Western Bank, being one of their few Commercial Management Associates. My training as an associate will continue for the next year and at the end of it I will earn the title of Commercial Account Manager. Throughout the training I will be paid a good salary and upon finishing I will earn enough to pay all expenses, save for the future and much more.
Being a Commercial Account Manager will also allow me to have an impact on my community. My main job will be to lend to small and medium sized businesses. I see this as an opportunity to help out my aboriginal community because as aboriginal development continues to grow I will be able to work alongside aboriginal entrepreneurs to ensure they are getting the money they need.
My education has molded me to be an enthusiastic young aboriginal professional, and Métis Training and Employment was there every step of the way. I am truly thankful to Gayle, Colleen and the rest of the staff for all their hard work and dedication. Again thank you.