Maribel - Alberta Human Services - Government of Alberta
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New career for a new Canadian

Photograph of MaribelMaribel came to Canada from the Philippines in 2014. She had worked in quality assurance in her home country, but she had a new goal for her new life in Canada. She wanted a job helping people, but first she needed to improve her English. Maribel attended the English Language Support to Employment (ELSE) program at Being Human Services. The program helped her improve her English and identify an occupation that suited her interests, skills and personality.

Being Human Services arranged a work experience with CORE Association, an organization that assists people with developmental disabilities. Maribel excelled during her work experienced and was hired full-time as a Disability Services Worker. She has since completed additional seminars and training.

CORE Association says that she is a valued member of their team and describes her as hardworking, always smiling, reliable, patient, professional, and an awesome team player. Maribel's employer even recognized her as their November 2015 Employee of the Month.

Marible says that she's happy at her job and likes that it gives her a chance to continue improving her English.

Modified: 2016-04-08
PID: 18385