Rebecca SimpsonSubmitted by Jade Bourbonnière, MNO Education and Training Operations Coordinator
Rebecca Simpson had always been very interested in the clerical side of the healthcare field, and had set her sights on a career within an office environment. Rebecca, who self-identifies as Métis, had applied to several healthcare administrative positions, but it seemed that she was at a disadvantage without having a post-secondary diploma.
With a young family and only one income to depend on, it seemed financially impossible for Rebecca to go to college. She contacted the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) and explained her situation.
With the help of the MNO, Rebecca was able to attend Georgian College in Barrie for their two-year medical office administration program. Throughout her time at Georgian College, she gained plenty of hands-on training in many useful areas, which she now utilizes on a daily basis.
Today, Rebecca is working as a Medical Receptionist at a local office for a team of wonderful doctors. The most rewarding aspect of her job is the ability to help other people. She gains so much knowledge from her position every day, while applying all of her training from Georgian College.