I dropped out of high school at 16 and started working. I soon learned that I couldn’t live as comfortably as I wanted to unless I got more education. Returning to school seemed daunting, and I thought it would be a long haul before I could ever reach the academic level needed for first-year university. Money was also an issue – how could I support myself financially while going to school? Most of my questions were answered during my first visit to the Upgrading department. The friendly staff provided me with information and helped me enroll in classes
Upgrading at UFV gave me the confidence to succeed and the academic skills I needed to develop my professional career. I am now working as an assistant at UFV in the Office of the Registrar. I recommend upgrading at UFV whenever I get the chance!