AOLCC Success Stories

Jamie C.

My Learning Experience at Academy of Learning

When I think about my favourite experiences during my time at Academy of Learning Career College, many things come to mind. I’m honestly sitting here, trying to think of a specific time that stands out in my mind. I honestly can’t think of one. All that comes to mind is the gift of education. That is my favourite experience at Academy of Learning Career College.

All my life I was told I wasn’t good enough by several people. I believed it. I struggled with school, making friends and fitting in. I grew up in a neighborhood where the values of education were thrown out the window and listening to the latest music and skipping school to go to the arcade, were priorities. I didn’t do well in school. High school was truthfully a blur for me. I felt like I was passed onto each grade only to get me out of the school system faster. I would find myself in conflict with the law, school system, family members, friends and my life was just an honest wreck. However, I do not regret any of my decisions in life. I stand here today, a different man, a different person with different morals, beliefs and values.

Two years ago, a post-secondary education was not an option for me. However, I got my act together, finished high school with honours and took my first step into the real world. After arguing with myself over and over again, I found myself enrolling in Academy of Learning Career College. My one year learning experience at Academy of Learning Career College has truly made me the person I am today. I enrolled in the IT Program here at Academy of Learning Career College and here I was able to identify different sides and qualities in myself that I never knew I had. I was able to grow as an individual and for once in my life feel like I wasn’t a screw up. Here I was able to achieve a new skill, self-confidence and a true appreciation for myself for the first time in my life.

I guess my favourite experience during my time at Academy of Learning Career College is learning. I’m not just talking about books and Excel, Typing…etc. I’m talking about self-discovery and finding out what most people go around their entire life pretending to know who you are inside and out and knowing what you have to offer the world.

So maybe I haven’t taken the time to ever say thank you, but here it is. I thank you, all of you, you have helped me become the person that I am today. I don’t know what words I could type to explain my sincere gratitude. I know I’ve become so much more of the person I have always wanted to be and that I am one step closer to achieving all my dreams.

I’m not a screw up anymore, and I will never be one again. Thank you Academy of Learning Career College.

Jamie C. – Computer Service Technician Diploma

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