Kick start your future with a Get Help to Go Back event at Georgian College on Aug. 15
August 03, 2017

Woman and her children get help from male Georgian staff member

Georgian’s friendly staff will be on hand to answer questions and help process applications at the Kick Start Your Future – Get Help to Go Back event on Aug. 15 at the Barrie Campus.

When Wendy Warren-Timpano, a busy mother of four, wanted to make a career change in her 50s, she knew she wanted to get out from behind a desk and into the nursing profession.

“Going back to school was the best decision I ever made,” said Warren-Timpano, who finished her first year of Practical Nursing at Georgian’s Barrie Campus. “It was also a difficult decision, but with the changing job market, I knew nursing was my best prospect for employment. And even though I was terrified to jump in with younger students just out of high school, and probably smarter than I was, I was determined to put my best foot forward and finally do what I always wanted to do.”

Warren-Timpano said going back to school as a mature student was a bit daunting, but Georgian made the process an easy transition. “Everyone is extremely friendly and eager to help,” she added. “I wish I had investigated how to get my missing high school credits to get into the nursing program sooner. But, better late than never.”

Are you looking to return to school as a mature student and have questions? Visit the Barrie Campus from 5 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 15 for the Kick Start Your Future – Get Help to Go Back event.

Staff will be on hand to answer questions about postsecondary options, OSAP and financial aid, and returning to school as a mature student. They will also provide one-on-one help beginning the application process.

Visitors can also take an optional tour of the campus. Refreshments and a children’s craft table will be available and parking tokens will be provided.

To find out more, email or phone 705.722.5152. RSVP online.