Victoire Digbe: Student Success Story

Just as staff at PACE supported her efforts to learning, Victoire is helping kids of every ability to flourish in school.

Victoire is working in her chosen career as an educational assistant after graduating from PACE in February 2014. Prior to enrolling she was working as a child care assistant in a daycare, but she had her eye on something more. Victoire’s sister told her about PACE’s full-time Educational Assistant Diploma Program. Originally from Ivory Coast, Victoire hesitated initially because of her developing English skills. With her sister’s encouragement she took courses to enhance her English, and was eventually accepted into the PACE program which left her feeling as nervous as she was excited.

Victoire says, thanks to the support she received from PACE’s staff and instructors, her nervousness quickly disappeared. With help she gained trust in herself, became comfortable studying hard, and eventually obtained her current educational assistant position with the Winnipeg School Division.

Victoire says she would recommend this program because it equipped her with knowledge of the many different challenges children face in school and with the skills to help them realize their full potential.

Program

Year of Graduation

2013

Current Employer

Ecole Sacre-Coeur

Job Title

Educational Assistant
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