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Wally Santos Esguerra

June 24, 2019 Posted in Success Stories

Program: HCA & AA

My name is Wally Santos Esguerra. I am the youngest of three siblings. I came to Vancouver, Canada May 14, 1994. Of my 40 years of existence I never felt confident in myself, missing pieces of my life. When I took the CSW (Community Support Worker) course I became free to exercise my generous nature which allowed me to pursue helping others.

I started my practicum at Posabilities association in one of their homes. That is where I felt really good assisting and providing my services to others. This wouldn’t be possible without the encouragement of Myrine Baluyot. She is an asset to this school and plays a big part in Drake Medox College. Additionally, all the staff are very helpful.

I also would like to thank Taranjeet Dhaliwal for all the knowledge, determination, and confidence that she shared with me. She was my
mentor and the best instructor I have ever had and will never forget her help; I will always treasure everything I learned from her. As I have always said, I wouldn’t have come this far without her open hand and guiding support. I know that I can’t thank her enough for everything she has done. Now that I have found a piece of myself, I can say that my life is complete. I know there is still many more students to come and Drake Medox will change their lives and be a guide to them on their way to success.

I can say that I am almost there, I got hired where I did my practicum. Now I can proudly say that I am working as a permanent part-time employee at one of the biggest and well-known companies in the field. I highly recommend Drake Medox College for a unique, one-of-a-kind style of learning. Everyone is very considerate and understanding. I can put my name and reputation on this school as it has given me nothing but success.

Keep up the good work! More power to you all, especially to Taranjeet.


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“We highly regard Community Support Work related schooling/credentials when making hiring decisions. The schooling indicates to us that applicants have some systematic training in the field and are passionate about quality care; this means they are likely to be high performers and stay longer because they fully understand what the job involves. Retention is a huge consideration, those that are likely to stay longer will always be highly sought after as it takes time to build working relationships and relationships with person served.”

Robin W.
HR Generalist

“Thank you Drake Medox College for assisting us in our hiring. We gained 5 staff from our posting and hope to gain more. Again our gratitude for producing high caliber members of the health care industry.”

Leo Monterola
Director of Care
Carlton Gardens Care Centre

“Please find attached the attendance and evaluations for all of the students who completed their practicum with us from February 8th – 15th. It was great to speak with their buddies because they all had such positive feedback, and really enjoyed working with the students. We really enjoy having the students here, and we look forward to working with you more in the future!”

Anja Meier
Human Resources Coordinator
Greater Vancouver Community Services Society

Success Story

I had a fantastic experience at Drake Medox College, as I found the instructors very knowledgeable, the quality of the training rooms to be so realistic to actual facilities and the Drake staff incredibly helpful and friendly. I now feel more than capable of taking the right steps to achieve my goal in becoming a health care assistant and building a great career for myself...I would recommend them to all my family and friends. I now look forward to starting a new and exciting career. Thank you Drake Medox College!