Spotlight : Jhudy – Anne Alfonso
Health & Wellness
“It is a chance to get involved in free training and gain knowledge and experience in a future career/field. The training helped me to experience what to expect in my field”
For co-op I was placed in a nursing home in a long-term care and experienced helping the residents and caring for them. I got to experience proper ways to bandage, blood pressure checks, and giving the residents their pills assisted by the charge nurse by my side. All I have to say is co-op and especially Specialist High Skills Major helped me to gain more interest in my future career as a nurse and gave me more knowledge and experience. I know what I have learned in co-op and from the training’s I did in High Skills, it will for sure help me in the future by having my certificates and experience in my major. Future High Skills students will enjoy the Trips & Training’s and gives them a chance to experience the different types of training’s in their major and decide earlier whether or not that field interests them or not. All in all, I would like to thank you and everyone who puts together Specialist High Skills Major, this gave me so much more knowledge and experience through the training’s I have completed. It was definitely a lot of fun and I could say High Skills was one of the best parts of Grade 11 & Grade 12. Specialist High Skills Major gives students so many opportunities that we would not get to do and I encourage and promote Grade 10 students to sign up for High Skills for Grade 11 because they will not regret it !!
After High School I am going to Conestoga College this September for Pre-Health Sciences and then bridge to the BSCN program through McMaster to become a registered nurse. After my 5 years at Conestoga I am planning on going to McMaster university to specialize in pediatrics and hopefully work in emergency services in the Cambridge hospital and eventually work in my dream workplace at the Sick Kids in Toronto !