On November 28, Working Skills Centre celebrated the commencement of the 2012 Medical Reception, Administrative Assistant with Desktop Publishing and Office Clerk diploma program graduates. Amongst friends, family and WSC Staff, the evening began with the march of Graduates followed by a singing of the National Anthem. Master of Ceremonies Elizabeth Graham-Rowe opened the evening with words describing what it is like to be a part of WSC. “Working Skills Centre has become a home away from home for students like me. The strong support and encouragement from the staff has lifted the spirits of the students and has made all of us feel welcome and capable to succeed in today’s work force and economy”.
The evening progressed with musical performances by Kiesha Pourjamshidi, Elizabeth Graham-Rowe, Francis Prisciak and a poem read by Stacey Martinez. Joanne Jeffers, Medical Reception Graduate, provided an exceptional speech to the current graduating class about her own personal journey. Francis Prisciak also shared his story and encouraged the graduates to stay with their dreams as he had (he is now employed using the skills acquired at WSC).
The graduates were presented with their diplomas and the festivities continued with the ceremonial cake cutting and raffle draw for great prizes provided by volunteers and graduates. Honey Crossley, Executive Director, provided closing remarks and thanked the volunteers who engineered this event.
WSC wishes all of its 2012 graduates the best of luck in their future endeavors.