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Main Street at Gladstone Student Finds a New Path After a Workplace Injury

"They actually care, they really push you to succeed and they make you feel good about it," said Adrian Snashall of the Main Street at Gladstone Adult Education Teachers.teachers.  

Snashall was a certified electrician until three years ago when he injured his shoulder on the job. Three surgeries later, he is able to use his arm again, but decided it was time for a career change. After researching in-demand industries that would allow him to have financial security, he gravitated towards the prospect of becoming a cardiology technologist.

One obstacle in the way of Snashall's goal was that the 65-week course offered at Stenberg College has several pre-requisite requirements that his previous certification did not have. The path became clear as he realized the next steps needed to achieve his desired career included Adult Education through the Vancouver School Board. Snashall is currently working on upgrading his Math, English, and Chemistry at the Gladstone Adult Education Centre so that he can pursue career training as a cardio tech in the near future. Passionate about his new field, he also volunteers with dementia patients in his free time.

For Snashall, the highlight of his Adult Education program is the teachers.

"I have taken classes here for eight months. I love the teachers," he says. "They really make me feel comfortable. They give me structure but at the same time as we are adults, they still treat you like adults."

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