Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission

Kahnawà:ke’s Economic Development Commission


Tasha Kirby Achieves Her Career Goal Working in our Local Hospital
March 29, 2023

Tasha Kirby finished her 13-month Secretarial Studies Course at NOVA Career Center, and was recommended to try the Transitions Program that is offered by Tewatohnhi’saktha. The Transitions program is designed to offer new graduates the opportunity to access a 26-week work experience with an employer that is connected to their field of study.  The program allows graduates to have the opportunity to gain valuable experience upon the completion of their studies and learn hands on skills in the workplace. “The Transitions program is a great initiative for anyone coming right out of school.  Your mind is still fresh from everything you learned throughout the past year.  I would recommend this program for everyone who is in the same position as I was.” said Kirby.

Growing up, Tasha had always been interested in working in a hospital-like setting, so it was an easy decision on where she would apply for her Transitions work measure; the Kateri Memorial Hospital Center (KMHC).  She applied to and was accepted for the Administrative Assistant position.  Tasha describes her experience working at the KMHC as “exciting and welcoming.  I gained a lot of knowledge being here.  Learning new things about each department is a great experience.”

“Tewatohnhi’saktha helped me in every way possible from start to finish. Once I filled out the application online to apply for schooling, they instantly called me and met with me to find out what my interests were.”

For more information about the Transitions Program visit tewa.ca/transitions or contact Emily Rice, Counselling Services Manager at emily.rice@kedc.biz or call 450-638-4280