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Human Services students hold Portfolio Day
Friday, February 3, 2012
(L-R) Amanda Rollins-Cheverie, learning manager for Holland College's Human Services program, reviews portfolios with students Nathan Toombs, Caleigh Burhoe, and Courtney Gilbert at the recent Portfolio Day.
Charlottetown, PE - Second year students in Holland College's Human Services program invited industry professionals and prospective employers into their classroom recently for Portfolio Day.
"Students in our program start building their portfolio on the first day of classes," explained learning manager Amanda Rollins-Cheverie. "Their portfolios include information about the students as individuals and about their life's experiences prior to, and including their academic endeavours at the college. They use their portfolios to track their personal and professional development. Their portfolio is a visual representation of what they have to offer employers. Having a portfolio builds confidence and allows students to showcase their skills and talents as they seek employment."
Graduates from the two-year program receive a diploma as a Community Living Worker II, and have a broad knowledge base and skills in Human Services in general, and in the field of intellectual disability in particular. They may be employed by government and private agencies, including residential settings, educational settings, preschool programs, employment programs and community-support programs; and are sometimes employed in related areas, such as services for people who have physical challenges, people with mental illnesses and seniors.
For more information about the Human Services program, visit hollandcollege.com/huserv, call 1-800-446-5265, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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