“The Robertson Workforce Team helped me find my work placement and ultimately my career.”
Mercy first approached Robertson in 2018, eager to pursue a career as a community support worker. Her orientation and first days in the program went by quickly as she adjusted to a new routine. However one thing stood out – she remembered her instructor emphasizing the fact that all learners received lifelong career support from the Workforce team.
Mercy didn’t wait until the end of her program to get started. She put together her resume and LinkedIn profile with guidance from the team, updating both as she progressed through her program. Later, they helped her prepare for her interview with Turning Leaf, a non-profit organization that provides crisis treatment services.
When it came time for her interview, she knocked it out of the park.
Turning Leaf gave Mercy the opportunity to complete her practicum at their organization, ensuring her work schedule accommodated her school schedule. When she graduated in 2019, Mercy continued her career with their team, officially becoming a support worker.
“When you work at a place that values their mission, you see it in the staff and everything you do. It gives you that sense of fulfillment that you’re in the right place.”
To Mercy, meaningful work means finding a path that is aligned with your studies, in an area that you are passionate about, doing work that that continues to motivate you to keep going.
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