Collège Acadie sends 20 into the workforce

Brett Poirier
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ABRAMS-VILLAGE - It felt more like a family reunion than a graduation.

Of the 20 students that graduated from Collège Acadie, 13 were on hand to celebrate in Abrams-Village. 

Collège Acadie Î.-P.-É. said farewell to 20 students at this year’s graduation recently in Abrams-Village.

About 100 people gathered in the Expo-Festival Centre for the ceremony to congratulate friends and family on their last stop before entering the workplace.

“Everyone gets the help that they need,” said Shane Arsenault in his valedictorian speech. “It’s a small family here.”

This isn’t like your typical educational institution where the professor doesn’t know most students name; and college president, Donald DesRoches, says that’s one of the benefits.

“Having a smaller population is an advantage for us,” said DesRoches. “We’re able to provide more detailed help to students who need it.”

The college offers nine programs to students; they include: administrative assistant, early childhood education, bookkeeping, nursing assistant, attendant care, human services, welding, youth working, and language training.

Programs run from 32 weeks to just over two years in length.

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