Marion - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta
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Success is a product of self-esteem, determination and hard work.

Photograph of MarionLicensed as a civil engineer for more than 20 years in the Philippines, Marion relocated to Calgary with her family.  Experiencing excitement for a brighter future, Marion also encountered frustration in starting from scratch.

She immediately enrolled in courses to update her skills and attended the Engineering and Technology Upgrading program from December 2012 to June 2013, offered by the Calgary Catholic Immigration Society (CCIS).

At the end of the program, Marion received job offers and landed a position with ATCO Construction.  “Being employed in the company gave me more confidence, optimism and determination,” said Marion.

Marion has obtained her professional license designation from APEGA and is well on her way to completing her one-year Canadian engineering work experience to become a professional member.

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Created: 2014-04-02
PID: 16584