OC Spotlight


This is Ted, he's a father who decided to come back to school to pursue his passion of helping others by taking Child & Youth Care here at Oulton College.


I'm Maria Weyman, co-owner and co-founder along with my partner Stephen Weyman of HowToSaveMoney.ca and creditcardGenius.ca

Our company is a financial resource for Canadian consumers. We have HowToSaveMoney.ca which Stephen started in 2010 and in that platform we write and publish articles and guides about how to stretch your dollar further: from how to save money on groceries, how to make your car last longer, how to earn more money, and how to invest responsibly. We try to make the articles as detailed as possible so that our readers wouldn't have to do another 20 searches to find missing information. We try to be thorough and we try to inject fun in the articles where we can.

The other site we have is creditcardGenius -- which we just launched mid this year. creditcardGenius is a credit card comparison tool that compares 50+ features of over 150 Canadian credit cards in the market using our proprietary algorithm. Here's what we mean by 50+ features. We look at the return on spending a credit card offers, which typically range between 1% to 2% for cash back cards, or in some cases more for cards with travel rewards. We look at the 3 to 4 interest rates each credit card has. We look at 16 types of insurance coverage and at least 17 perks (like sign up bonus for example) each card has and compare how they stack up against the others. The total number of features we take into account exceeds 50, and based on that, we calculate a score between 0 to 5, and assign this score to each card.

Our experience with Oulton started when we were planning to start working on creditcardGenius. We realized that we needed help to get it going, specifically a full stack web developer and a data specialist. Coincidentally, Stephen met Darcie (Oulton College President) at an event hosted by Venn. So we connected with the Employment & Student Services team about potentially hiring an intern or interns. The experience with Oulton was fantastic. The team is great, super responsive and always ready to help. They coordinated our presentation to the students, all we had to do was show up. Then when it came time to hire an intern, the process was super smooth. All we had to do was to complete one short form, and that's it.

The student we chose for the internship was Leanne. There were about 4 students who submitted their resumes to us either right then and there or shortly after the presentation. We saw that Leanne has the skills that would fit right in our business and we decided, why wait? So she actually started with us every Friday back in March. And then when her classes were done, she came in everyday for her 4 week internship. After that, we offered her a full-time job. So far so good. 

From an employer perspective, it's obvious that Oulton cares about the success of their students even after they finish their respective program. They're invested in making sure their students land a job. Oulton also makes it easy for prospective employers like us to be face-to-face with the students (in our case scheduling a presentation and providing pizza for lunch for everyone!) so that they can meet us and we can meet them, and decide if there's a potential fit. 

 

 

 

Nolan Morris
Oulton Alumni 2017

"In all honesty, I had no idea what I was looking for a year before I started school! I was looking into different things and wasn't convinced what to do, until a friend of mine who was in the paramedic program said how amazing it was and that they recommended it. So, since I did have a passion for the medical field, I applied and once I was in, I haven't regretted one second of it. I had attended university for a time and did not enjoy the packed classrooms, large lecture halls and very little (if any) one on one time with professors. Oulton stuck out for me due to the class sizes, the small campus and the support shown from every single member of faculty. I absolutely loved my time at the college because of my class, instructors and faculty! I truly recommend this college (especially the paramedic program) to anyone continuing into their post-secondary education!"

Robert Taylor
Emergency Health Services Port Hawkesbury
Preceptor

"As far as Nolan is concerned he is far exceeding any student I have had before. Nolan is intelligent, involved, interactive, engaged and asking questions that both myself and my ACP partner have to stop and think about the answer. He has a great interpersonal demeanour, is very engaging with the patients. He interacts well with them and on the few instances we have had interactions with other agencies he has watched, learned and been active with the process. We are to say the least very pleased with Nolan. He is going to be an excellent practitioner (Paramedic). We feel safe and confident in his abilities. He needs very little direction, somedays are better than others, on minor situations. I feel there are no issues to worry about, he is keen and learns very quickly.   

We had a Multi-organization MOC disaster, dealing with EHS, Fire, Police and lifeflight coordination. Nolan was a very eager member. I discussed his progress with the two medics he was placed with. They stated he performed perfectly with eagerness and with confidence. It was noticed by some of the lead managers who felt he needed to be mentioned during the debriefing. Very proud of him for stepping up and being involved. 

Nolan is a very well prepared, intelligent student/young man. We try to stump him from time to time, with very few successes. He does not get discouraged and we described him as a very positive person. We are actually learning from him too with his excellent positive attitude.

In closing I'd like to thank you for allowing us the privilege of having Nolan with us.  If all your students are as prepared as he is the other schools have a lot of catching up to do..."


 

 

 

Hello, my name is Connor Jimmo and I am enrolled in the Web and Mobile development program and I am also the recipient of the YU Tech Bursary thanks to  AlongsideDovico and Oulton College.

I chose to take this program because of my love and passion for programming. This program is ideal for me because it allows me to be creative and technical at the same time. It’s a very high demand field so I’m confident that I will be in the work force shortly after graduation. Oulton College was a standout to me because they offered the course that I was looking for and because I would be able to complete the course in one year and get right into the work force instantly. I also chose to come to Oulton College because of their amazing reputation. I can proudly say that I attend the best College in Moncton and I can even look back years from now and remember my accomplishments.

My experience at the College so far, this year has been amazing. The Instructors are awesome people and are always there for you when needed. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are when going into the program, if you’re starting off fresh or if you have experience in the topic, they will make sure that you get the help you need to succeed as well as making sure that you have the most fun that you can in your year. I met so many great people in my classes and we all support each other. Its almost like a second family to me. If you want the best College experience you can get, as well as getting the education you need to be successful, I highly recommend Oulton College. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.


Meet Lilianne LeBouthillier who graduated from Medical Office Administration! 


Meet Anthony, originally from Trinidad and Tobago. He has graduated from our Buiness Accounting and Payroll Technician program.. Let him tell you why he left the sunny Caribbean to pursue a career in Canada and how Oulton College helped him along the way. 


Meet Gail. A graduate of our Medical Office Administration program, she was looking for a career change and all roads leaded to Oulton College!


Meet Jean-Luc. A grad of Oulton College, and last years recipient of the Yu Bursary. Let him tell you how his passion turned into his career at Alongside.


Meet Ryan. A grad of Oulton College who already had a job lined up before finishing his program! 


Meet Mitchell Caissie. He is a graduted student of Oulton who already has an amazing job here in Moncton. Let him tell you about it and his time at Oulton College.


This is Emily, she's a mom who decided to come back to school to pursue her passion of helping others by taking our Health Care Support program.


Meet Ginette. She is a mother of two and has a heart the size of Moncton.


Meet Roger. For those that don't know him, we are going to let him tell you a little about himself and the ride he's had here over the last few months.


Policing and Corrections Foundations student Clayton Langley originally from Cape Breton is beginning his journey to become an RCMP officer while attending Oulton College.

When looking into how to prepare himself for the RCMP and already having a military background, Clayton felt the program offered at Oulton would be a great stepping stone for him to get ready physically and mentally before applying to the RCMP.

From his perspective as a student, Clayton believes his instructors are definitely what sets the program apart from others. “They all have a lot of knowledge and experience behind them that they bring to the classroom,” said Clayton. “They know the ins and outs of this field.”

Clayton enjoys how hands on the program is and that there is an incorporated On the Job Training placement. “Student Services plays a big role in finding our placements, making it less stressful on students knowing we’ll get a good experience in the field,” said Clayton.

As one of Oulton College’s Student Council members, Clayton also takes on a leadership role in implementing ideas and activities for the student body.

We want to congratulate Clayton on his success in the program so far and wish him the best of luck fulfilling his lifelong dream!


Business Management student Angelina Leduc-Moreau is one of the 1500 applicants chosen to participate in the political event Equal Voice through Daughters of the Vote this year. The Equal Voice brings women and men around the country together who are dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada. Angelina will be one of the New Brunswick representatives.

After moving to New Brunswick from Ontario, Angelina was motivated to apply because she wanted to be part of a bigger change within the community. She will be attending the provincial event in Fredericton this week and partaking in the national movement for a week in March in Ottawa.

When deciding on where to take a business program, Angelina liked how Oulton offered a condensed one year course with smaller class sizes. “Oulton College is personal and lets you be yourself, the instructors really know us and understand what we’re looking for,” said Angelina.

Through the Business Management program, Angelina mostly enjoys the different guest speakers who are brought into the classroom. “This school has offered me so many opportunities I most likely wouldn’t have got elsewhere,” said Angelina.

Going forward, Angelina hopes to one day open her own business and be part of a positive change in New Brunswick. We want to congratulate Angelina for taking part in creating political change and wish her luck with all her future endeavours!


After 30 years Anne Richard Chiasson was ready for a career change when she entered the Pharmacy Technician program at Oulton College. “From the moment I met with my Admission Advisor I felt supported, I knew this is where I wanted to be,” said Anne.

Although Anne admitted the beginning of her program was a learning curve and definitely a challenge, she remained dedicated to her studies and was motivated by her instructors. Throughout the year, Anne proved her determination and passion for the field, which was recognized by being awarded the Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award at graduation.

After excelling at her On the Job Training placement with Sobeys Pharmacy, Anne was offered a permanent position. “When you go out for your OJT, you’re more ready than you think you are and there are a lot of opportunities right now”, said Anne.

Going forward, Anne is excited to finally have a career that makes her happy. “This is what I had been looking forward to for the past 30 years, I made it here,” said Anne.

We want to congratulate Anne on all her accomplishments and wish her the best of luck with her new career!


Primary Care Paramedic graduate Brianna Daigneault originally from Alberta has recently graduated from her program at Oulton College and is officially licensed in her field. 

Through Brianna’s Oulton experience, she enjoyed the time spent at Omni Life Support doing practice scenarios. “In this program it was actual real life real learning situations we were faced with,” said Brianna. 

Brianna initially found interest in becoming a first responder through her brother who was a dedicated firefighter. When she began her preceptorship, it had confirmed she had chosen the right profession. “The day we were sent out everything came full circle and I knew I was ready, that this is what I do,” said Brianna. 

Moving forward, Brianna is very excited to start her profession as a primary care paramedic and looks forward to the challenges ahead of her. 

We want to congratulate Brianna on all her accomplishments and wish her the best of luck beginning her career as a first responder!


Business Sales and Marketing graduate Alec Belyea is quickly growing a new clothing brand called “The Weekend Life”. The Weekend Life focuses on a fun lifestyle specifically targeted to the motocross community. The brand was always an idea for Alec and his business partner Isaiah Reid who is also an Oulton business graduate from 2014, but was officially launched this July.

Through Alec’s Oulton experience, he brought his idea to life through a business plan that was assigned as a project. “Marketing was definitely the highlight of the program and I enjoyed how hands on the course was with real situations,” said Alec. Going forward, Alec plans on promoting the clothing brand by travelling around the country attending races as a vendor. 

We want to celebrate this huge achievement with Alec and wish him and Isaiah the best of luck in the future!

Please visit The Weekend Life to learn more


Advanced Web Development and Programming graduate Kate Johnson started off as a Web Developer and is now celebrating her new role as a Growth Engineer with Alongside, an HR tech company located in Moncton, New Brunswick. “The world of programming is rapidly evolving and ongoing learning skills are a necessity. The instructors at Oulton College helped me learn to adapt quickly and practice core programming concepts,” said Kate. We want to help celebrate Kate’s new role and wish her success in the future!

Kate is excited to leverage the skills she learned in the program to help drive the growth of the business. Please check out Alongside to find out more about what they have to offer!

 

OC Spotlight


This is Ted, he's a father who decided to come back to school to pursue his passion of helping others by taking Child & Youth Care here at Oulton College.


I'm Maria Weyman, co-owner and co-founder along with my partner Stephen Weyman of HowToSaveMoney.ca and creditcardGenius.ca

Our company is a financial resource for Canadian consumers. We have HowToSaveMoney.ca which Stephen started in 2010 and in that platform we write and publish articles and guides about how to stretch your dollar further: from how to save money on groceries, how to make your car last longer, how to earn more money, and how to invest responsibly. We try to make the articles as detailed as possible so that our readers wouldn't have to do another 20 searches to find missing information. We try to be thorough and we try to inject fun in the articles where we can.

The other site we have is creditcardGenius -- which we just launched mid this year. creditcardGenius is a credit card comparison tool that compares 50+ features of over 150 Canadian credit cards in the market using our proprietary algorithm. Here's what we mean by 50+ features. We look at the return on spending a credit card offers, which typically range between 1% to 2% for cash back cards, or in some cases more for cards with travel rewards. We look at the 3 to 4 interest rates each credit card has. We look at 16 types of insurance coverage and at least 17 perks (like sign up bonus for example) each card has and compare how they stack up against the others. The total number of features we take into account exceeds 50, and based on that, we calculate a score between 0 to 5, and assign this score to each card.

Our experience with Oulton started when we were planning to start working on creditcardGenius. We realized that we needed help to get it going, specifically a full stack web developer and a data specialist. Coincidentally, Stephen met Darcie (Oulton College President) at an event hosted by Venn. So we connected with the Employment & Student Services team about potentially hiring an intern or interns. The experience with Oulton was fantastic. The team is great, super responsive and always ready to help. They coordinated our presentation to the students, all we had to do was show up. Then when it came time to hire an intern, the process was super smooth. All we had to do was to complete one short form, and that's it.

The student we chose for the internship was Leanne. There were about 4 students who submitted their resumes to us either right then and there or shortly after the presentation. We saw that Leanne has the skills that would fit right in our business and we decided, why wait? So she actually started with us every Friday back in March. And then when her classes were done, she came in everyday for her 4 week internship. After that, we offered her a full-time job. So far so good. 

From an employer perspective, it's obvious that Oulton cares about the success of their students even after they finish their respective program. They're invested in making sure their students land a job. Oulton also makes it easy for prospective employers like us to be face-to-face with the students (in our case scheduling a presentation and providing pizza for lunch for everyone!) so that they can meet us and we can meet them, and decide if there's a potential fit. 

 

 

 

Nolan Morris
Oulton Alumni 2017

"In all honesty, I had no idea what I was looking for a year before I started school! I was looking into different things and wasn't convinced what to do, until a friend of mine who was in the paramedic program said how amazing it was and that they recommended it. So, since I did have a passion for the medical field, I applied and once I was in, I haven't regretted one second of it. I had attended university for a time and did not enjoy the packed classrooms, large lecture halls and very little (if any) one on one time with professors. Oulton stuck out for me due to the class sizes, the small campus and the support shown from every single member of faculty. I absolutely loved my time at the college because of my class, instructors and faculty! I truly recommend this college (especially the paramedic program) to anyone continuing into their post-secondary education!"

Robert Taylor
Emergency Health Services Port Hawkesbury
Preceptor

"As far as Nolan is concerned he is far exceeding any student I have had before. Nolan is intelligent, involved, interactive, engaged and asking questions that both myself and my ACP partner have to stop and think about the answer. He has a great interpersonal demeanour, is very engaging with the patients. He interacts well with them and on the few instances we have had interactions with other agencies he has watched, learned and been active with the process. We are to say the least very pleased with Nolan. He is going to be an excellent practitioner (Paramedic). We feel safe and confident in his abilities. He needs very little direction, somedays are better than others, on minor situations. I feel there are no issues to worry about, he is keen and learns very quickly.   

We had a Multi-organization MOC disaster, dealing with EHS, Fire, Police and lifeflight coordination. Nolan was a very eager member. I discussed his progress with the two medics he was placed with. They stated he performed perfectly with eagerness and with confidence. It was noticed by some of the lead managers who felt he needed to be mentioned during the debriefing. Very proud of him for stepping up and being involved. 

Nolan is a very well prepared, intelligent student/young man. We try to stump him from time to time, with very few successes. He does not get discouraged and we described him as a very positive person. We are actually learning from him too with his excellent positive attitude.

In closing I'd like to thank you for allowing us the privilege of having Nolan with us.  If all your students are as prepared as he is the other schools have a lot of catching up to do..."


 

 

 

Hello, my name is Connor Jimmo and I am enrolled in the Web and Mobile development program and I am also the recipient of the YU Tech Bursary thanks to  AlongsideDovico and Oulton College.

I chose to take this program because of my love and passion for programming. This program is ideal for me because it allows me to be creative and technical at the same time. It’s a very high demand field so I’m confident that I will be in the work force shortly after graduation. Oulton College was a standout to me because they offered the course that I was looking for and because I would be able to complete the course in one year and get right into the work force instantly. I also chose to come to Oulton College because of their amazing reputation. I can proudly say that I attend the best College in Moncton and I can even look back years from now and remember my accomplishments.

My experience at the College so far, this year has been amazing. The Instructors are awesome people and are always there for you when needed. It doesn’t matter how experienced you are when going into the program, if you’re starting off fresh or if you have experience in the topic, they will make sure that you get the help you need to succeed as well as making sure that you have the most fun that you can in your year. I met so many great people in my classes and we all support each other. Its almost like a second family to me. If you want the best College experience you can get, as well as getting the education you need to be successful, I highly recommend Oulton College. Thank you for reading and have a wonderful day.


Meet Lilianne LeBouthillier who graduated from Medical Office Administration! 


Meet Anthony, originally from Trinidad and Tobago. He has graduated from our Buiness Accounting and Payroll Technician program.. Let him tell you why he left the sunny Caribbean to pursue a career in Canada and how Oulton College helped him along the way. 


Meet Gail. A graduate of our Medical Office Administration program, she was looking for a career change and all roads leaded to Oulton College!


Meet Jean-Luc. A grad of Oulton College, and last years recipient of the Yu Bursary. Let him tell you how his passion turned into his career at Alongside.


Meet Ryan. A grad of Oulton College who already had a job lined up before finishing his program! 


Meet Mitchell Caissie. He is a graduted student of Oulton who already has an amazing job here in Moncton. Let him tell you about it and his time at Oulton College.


This is Emily, she's a mom who decided to come back to school to pursue her passion of helping others by taking our Health Care Support program.


Meet Ginette. She is a mother of two and has a heart the size of Moncton.


Meet Roger. For those that don't know him, we are going to let him tell you a little about himself and the ride he's had here over the last few months.


Policing and Corrections Foundations student Clayton Langley originally from Cape Breton is beginning his journey to become an RCMP officer while attending Oulton College.

When looking into how to prepare himself for the RCMP and already having a military background, Clayton felt the program offered at Oulton would be a great stepping stone for him to get ready physically and mentally before applying to the RCMP.

From his perspective as a student, Clayton believes his instructors are definitely what sets the program apart from others. “They all have a lot of knowledge and experience behind them that they bring to the classroom,” said Clayton. “They know the ins and outs of this field.”

Clayton enjoys how hands on the program is and that there is an incorporated On the Job Training placement. “Student Services plays a big role in finding our placements, making it less stressful on students knowing we’ll get a good experience in the field,” said Clayton.

As one of Oulton College’s Student Council members, Clayton also takes on a leadership role in implementing ideas and activities for the student body.

We want to congratulate Clayton on his success in the program so far and wish him the best of luck fulfilling his lifelong dream!


Business Management student Angelina Leduc-Moreau is one of the 1500 applicants chosen to participate in the political event Equal Voice through Daughters of the Vote this year. The Equal Voice brings women and men around the country together who are dedicated to electing more women to all levels of political office in Canada. Angelina will be one of the New Brunswick representatives.

After moving to New Brunswick from Ontario, Angelina was motivated to apply because she wanted to be part of a bigger change within the community. She will be attending the provincial event in Fredericton this week and partaking in the national movement for a week in March in Ottawa.

When deciding on where to take a business program, Angelina liked how Oulton offered a condensed one year course with smaller class sizes. “Oulton College is personal and lets you be yourself, the instructors really know us and understand what we’re looking for,” said Angelina.

Through the Business Management program, Angelina mostly enjoys the different guest speakers who are brought into the classroom. “This school has offered me so many opportunities I most likely wouldn’t have got elsewhere,” said Angelina.

Going forward, Angelina hopes to one day open her own business and be part of a positive change in New Brunswick. We want to congratulate Angelina for taking part in creating political change and wish her luck with all her future endeavours!


After 30 years Anne Richard Chiasson was ready for a career change when she entered the Pharmacy Technician program at Oulton College. “From the moment I met with my Admission Advisor I felt supported, I knew this is where I wanted to be,” said Anne.

Although Anne admitted the beginning of her program was a learning curve and definitely a challenge, she remained dedicated to her studies and was motivated by her instructors. Throughout the year, Anne proved her determination and passion for the field, which was recognized by being awarded the Pharmacy Technician of the Year Award at graduation.

After excelling at her On the Job Training placement with Sobeys Pharmacy, Anne was offered a permanent position. “When you go out for your OJT, you’re more ready than you think you are and there are a lot of opportunities right now”, said Anne.

Going forward, Anne is excited to finally have a career that makes her happy. “This is what I had been looking forward to for the past 30 years, I made it here,” said Anne.

We want to congratulate Anne on all her accomplishments and wish her the best of luck with her new career!


Primary Care Paramedic graduate Brianna Daigneault originally from Alberta has recently graduated from her program at Oulton College and is officially licensed in her field. 

Through Brianna’s Oulton experience, she enjoyed the time spent at Omni Life Support doing practice scenarios. “In this program it was actual real life real learning situations we were faced with,” said Brianna. 

Brianna initially found interest in becoming a first responder through her brother who was a dedicated firefighter. When she began her preceptorship, it had confirmed she had chosen the right profession. “The day we were sent out everything came full circle and I knew I was ready, that this is what I do,” said Brianna. 

Moving forward, Brianna is very excited to start her profession as a primary care paramedic and looks forward to the challenges ahead of her. 

We want to congratulate Brianna on all her accomplishments and wish her the best of luck beginning her career as a first responder!


Business Sales and Marketing graduate Alec Belyea is quickly growing a new clothing brand called “The Weekend Life”. The Weekend Life focuses on a fun lifestyle specifically targeted to the motocross community. The brand was always an idea for Alec and his business partner Isaiah Reid who is also an Oulton business graduate from 2014, but was officially launched this July.

Through Alec’s Oulton experience, he brought his idea to life through a business plan that was assigned as a project. “Marketing was definitely the highlight of the program and I enjoyed how hands on the course was with real situations,” said Alec. Going forward, Alec plans on promoting the clothing brand by travelling around the country attending races as a vendor. 

We want to celebrate this huge achievement with Alec and wish him and Isaiah the best of luck in the future!

Please visit The Weekend Life to learn more


Advanced Web Development and Programming graduate Kate Johnson started off as a Web Developer and is now celebrating her new role as a Growth Engineer with Alongside, an HR tech company located in Moncton, New Brunswick. “The world of programming is rapidly evolving and ongoing learning skills are a necessity. The instructors at Oulton College helped me learn to adapt quickly and practice core programming concepts,” said Kate. We want to help celebrate Kate’s new role and wish her success in the future!

Kate is excited to leverage the skills she learned in the program to help drive the growth of the business. Please check out Alongside to find out more about what they have to offer!

 

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