A young Vernon woman is showing that perseverance is key after an accident almost took everything from her.
25-year-old Andrea Grover graduated from Okanagan College in 2011 as Health Care Assistant.
She was working at a residential care facility last summer when she was injured.
Realizing she would be no longer able to perform the physical requirements of her job, she took action, held her head high and went back to school.
“At that point I knew my best option was to return to Okanagan College,” says Grover. “I was so well trained for my job in health care that I wanted the same preparation for my next career.”
So Grover enrolled in the Administrative Assistant certificate program, a less physically tasking career, and started at the College in September 2013.
Tomorrow, Thursday, June 26, Grover will be addressing the graduating class as the student speaker and will join 430 of her fellow graduands receiving credentials at the college’s summer convocation.
More than 2,100 students have graduated from Okanagan College in 2014.