When Tania Swan’s children entered school full-time she returned part-time. Backed by a bachelor degree in science from the University of Victoria, the Sooke woman sought programs with the goal of returning to the workforce after 12 years as a stay-at-home mom.
She learned of, researched and signed on for the 10-week part-time Employment Skills Access Program at Royal Roads University.
“It was work, but it was transformational, because it assisted me in recognizing what I was doing was transferrable,” she said of skills developed during the first dozen years raising her kids. “They were marketable and transferable and I needed to look at them that way.”