Williams Lake’s newest private career college, the Academy of Learning, saw its first graduating class walk across the stage May 23. It was amongst tears and jubilation that the college presented fourteen graduates with four certificates and ten diplomas.
The Academy of Learning is just over a year old here in Williams Lake and already graduates are out working in the community in their fields.
From advanced certificates in Accounting and Payroll to diplomas in Business Administration, Payroll Supervision, and Medical Office Assistants the graduating class represented a wide variety of programs.
His Worship Walt Cobb was a guest speaker who congratulated the graduates and wished them well in their future careers. Student representative and class valedictorian Rachel Venos, moved the audience and grads with a heartfelt speech. Rachel was also presented with the highest honours in her graduating class.
The Academy’s Director Christa Smith says, “it was with great pride that I watched my students cross the stage receiving their diplomas and certificates, as I know how much many have had to overcome to be here.”