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Tori Thistlethwaite

Getting a competitive edge with a Public Relations credential

Tori Thistlethwaite had completed her English degree and was ready to jump into a career. But in the competitive job market, she needed to differentiate herself from other job seekers. Originally exploring journalism, Tori looked at UFV’s Public Relations program as a way to gain more flexible expertise that would give her an edge in […]

Codie Peters

Finding the right trade as an electronics technician

“Everything runs on electronics. It’s so fascinating how it all works together. I love the potential of what you can create.” Listening to Cody Peters enthusiastically talk about what he’s learning in UFV’s electronics program, you’d never guess that a year and a half ago he had no idea he had any interest in it. […]

Nursing Unit Clerk, Kier

A meaningful career as a nursing unit clerk

Editor, server, cook, swim instructor, dance instructor — the list goes on. Kier was ready to trade in a parade of unrelated temporary jobs for a long-term career. “I had a lot of work that was unpredictable and spontaneous, so I was looking for something that would provide more stability in my life, as well […]

Welder Evander Boudreau

Food service worker launches a new career in welding

A leap into the unknown “I knew if I didn’t make a change I would regret it for the rest of my life.” Evander Boudreau could no longer ignore the fact that it was time for a new direction. “I lost the passion for my work,” he says. “To be honest, not enjoying my job […]

Ben Meyer, UFV paralegal student

Paralegal studies the right path forward

The missing piece After 10 years at Golden Oak Corporate Services Ltd., Ben Meyer had become someone others trusted to do quality work; he began seeing opportunities to take on more responsibility. Quality professional training was the missing piece he needed to take his career to the next level. Finding the right program in the […]

Medical Office Assistant, Kristin Candy

Medical Office Assistant grows in skills and passion

When her supervising physicians asked Kristin Candy to enrol in a newly developed Advanced Medical Office Assistant (AMOA) program, she did not know that her career was about to take an unexpected twist. An esthetician by trade, Kristin had completed her Medical Office Assistant (MOA) training in 2013 while at home caring for her two […]

Shayla Peters, UFV Continuing Education's Nursing Unit Clerk grad

Nursing unit clerk finds a workplace with heart

Growing up, Shayla Peters had dreamed of becoming a nurse. But then, grade 12 happened. “I lost my motivation,” Shayla recalls. “I just wanted to get out of high school. I no longer knew what I wanted to do.” Shayla found work at a fast food outlet. “That was just a job,” she says. “The […]

Kate McGladdery, UFV Continuing Education's Bookkeeping for Small Business grad

Bookkeeping grad looks forward to serious business

When her stepmother decided she’d like to work fewer hours, Kate McGladdery stepped up to help in the office at her dad’s company. Less than a year later, what started as a sideline may well become Kate’s full-time career. The Chilliwack native has moved back to the Valley, left her big city job behind, and […]