Derek BilousDerek BilousSubmitted by Jade Bourbonnière, MNO Education and Training Operations Coordinator

Derek Bilous is a self-identifying Métis who worked in the security industry for six years as a mobile operative. Derek loved the work experience, finding it exciting and he wanted to pursue more opportunities in that field.

He decided to further his education at Sheridan College in Police Foundations. One of his biggest worries at the time was how he was going to pay for school. The Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) provided funds for tuition and Derek could attend his classes without having to worry about working hefty hours at a part-time job. He was able to devote his time, focus and energy into getting good grades.

After two years of hard work, Derek received his Police Foundations diploma at Sheridan College’s Davis campus in Brampton.

Today, Derek works as a Cash Services Agent with GardaWorld. He is truly happy and loves his life. His current position gives him a true sense of duty and he takes pride in the high levels of trust and responsibility that he holds.

Published on: November 3, 2015