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What employers and grads say

Graduates of the Child and Youth Care program and employers of our grads have great things to say about the program. Here's a sampling: 

"It has been a privilege to work with the Child and Youth Care practicum students from Douglas. I find their commitment, curiosity and energy brings a lot to our staff team and the students they connect with. It is really a great opportunity for all of us to learn!" 

Teri Corcoran 
Community Schools Coordinator
David Thompson Family of Schools

"Pacific Community Services Society has enjoyed a very positive relationship with the Douglas College Child and Youth Care program for over twenty years. The strong theoretical and practical foundation that the students receive from the well-respected faculty prepares them for a number of positions in the field. PCRS employs a number of the program's graduates. Given the ongoing expansion of the field and the highly competitive process of recruiting, we look forward to continuing to provide employment opportunities to Douglas College graduates."

Laurie Birdsall 
Pacific Community Resources Society

"The Child and Youth Care Program at Douglas College is continually evolving to adapt to the ever-changing social services discipline. This diverse curriculum combines the necessary theory, hands-on experiences, practicality and student teaching to provide students with the essential tools to pursue a meaningful and professional career in their chosen field. I find myself continually drawing from the invaluable knowledge and experience I gained at Douglas College. The generous support offered by the faculty has played an intrinsic role in my own professional development."

Brian Patel
Youth Services Programmer
Maple Ridge Pitt Meadows Parks and Leisure Services

"Douglas College has built a strong working relationship with us as an employer. We have great respect for the faculty and are impressed by the program content and learning environment. We look forward to continuing to hire Douglas graduates."

Tim Agg 
Executive Director
PLEA Community Services Society