Graduated with Office Administration - Medical Diploma from Loyalist College and now enrolled in Fleming College’s on-campus Social Service Worker program
When Chloe Craig decided to pursue a career change, she contacted her local Contact North | Contact Nord online learning centre in Cobourg. With support from staff at the online learning centre, she enrolled in Loyalist College’s online Office Administration - Medical Diploma program.
“I had been working in retail for over 10 years. I am a single mom and stuck relying on daycare not conducive to retail hours,” explains Chloe. “I knew I wanted an office job with 9 - 5 hours.”
She worked on her assignments at home when her daughter did not need her. The program required her to submit regular assignments on deadline and be good at managing her time. “For the medical terminology course we had to record saying the terms and send the recording back to the instructor,” she explains about one of the courses.
Chloe graduated in 2013 and found an office job about a year after graduating. However, after two years in the job, she left and started full-time studies, enrolling in Fleming College’s on-campus Social Service Worker program in 2017.
“Contact North | Contact Nord staff check in with me a couple times a month, to see if they can help in anyway,” she says. She still writes exams at the online learning centre.
However, she is not done with her education yet. Chloe is graduating with her Social Service Worker diploma in Spring 2019 and starts Fleming College’s on-campus Education Support – Advanced Standing program in September 2019. She embraced on-campus life and was a member of the College’s Board of Governors. “I love school, should never stop learning!” she shares.