WISE Employment Solutions
I joined the WISE team on February 2018. I feel fortunate to have joined a group of individuals with so much passion and experience in this profession. My journey into becoming an Employment Specialist began with a traumatic event. The company that had employed me for 20 years suddenly closed its doors. What could have been a tragedy for others became an opportunity for me. I learned about the emotional struggles, the insecurities and the self-doubt that came with unemployment. This gave me a unique and intimate understanding of the need for empathy and good sound knowledge of the labor market to support myself and others going thru the same struggle.
Soon, I applied and was accepted into the Career Development Practitioners program at SFU. My focus at WISE / Semiahmoo will always be the individuals we support: their passions, interests, and skills. Employment is so much more than mere income; it truly becomes part of our identity. Making sure each one is regarded in their uniqueness and the value they add to workplaces is paramount.
My goal is to create bridges between employers and our individuals and to create communities where everyone feels a sense of belonging and full inclusion.