When Amalia Aplaon immigrated to Canada from the Philippines in 2019, she already had a Bachelor's degree and a caregiver certificate.
But she quickly realized that without Canadian credentials, it would be much harder to find a good job in health care.
So, after spending years as a stay-at-home mom, Amalia took on the challenge of returning to school.
She enrolled in Medical Office Assistant (MOA) training, completed her practicum, and graduated just as Covid-19 was sweeping across the country.
The pandemic caused a hiring freeze at many clinics, making finding a job very difficult for new MOA graduates.
But Amalia persevered and in just one and half months, she got hired as a Primary Care Assistant.
We interviewed Amalia to learn more about her experience at Herzing, and what it's like to transition from full-time mom to full-time healthcare professional.
Read on for the full story.