Photo de groupe 9jan2018

Wellington, January 9, 2018 – Ten qualified bilingual Collège de l’Île graduates are finding their place in the PEI healthcare system, ready and willing to support Islanders and their families in time of need.

These new healthcare professionals received their college certificates and diplomas after successfully completing the Resident Care Worker and Practical Nursing programs at Collège de l’Île. Their dedication to pursuing postsecondary education was rewarded during a well-attended graduation ceremony held at the Acadian Musical Village, in Abram-Village.

“We are proud to contribute to the strengthening of the healthcare workforce on the Island for the benefit of all, especially French-speaking Islanders,” explained Donald DesRoches, Collège de l’Île President. “Our graduates will be able to offer quality services to, and communicate with patients in both French and English thereby increasing their overall comfort and safety.”

Students graduating this week completed their programs in December 2017. Five of the ten graduates are originally from out of province, including two from New Brunswick and three from Mexico, a first for the Collège. They received their postsecondary credential during a ceremony organized in their honour on January 9, 2018.

Standing row, left to right: Nathalie Arsenault, Allyson Arsenault, Samarah Gallant, Michaël Gionet, Kayla Arsenault

Seated row, left to right: Véronique Bernier, Charline Arsenault, Cristina Devèze, Stephanie Huerta, Selma Osuna