Graduated Spring 2020
Karli Voskamp works for the YMCA and wanted to earn her Early Childhood Education (ECE) credential. She enrolled in Loyalist College’s online ECE program and writes exams at the Contact North | Contact Nord online learning centre in Cobourg.
“I couldn’t afford to take time off and go to school full-time,” she explains. “It was flexible and I could do on weekends when I had time.”
She initially had concerns about studying online and navigating Loyalist College’s online portal but discovered it was really simple and the course was very straightforward. Writing exams at the online learning centre was convenient since she worked in Cobourg.
Karli says she appreciated the regular check-ins she received from Contact North | Contact Nord staff, offering encouragement and any assistance. “It was nice to know that someone was checking in and helped me to keep on track,” she shares.
Although the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted the end of her semester, she still managed to graduate. Karli also took the opportunity during the shutdown to take more online courses.