Lethbridge College’s Extreme Career Makeover is back!
Two years after its widely successful debut, Lethbridge College is pleased to announce the top six contestants in the Extreme Career Makeover 2 contest.
More than 360 people applied for the chance to change their lives by going back to school. The six extremely worthy finalists have diverse backgrounds and experiences, but share a passion to pursue post-secondary education at Lethbridge College.
Now the public gets to help choose the winner. Each of the six contestants has videos posted online at www.lethbridgecollege.ca/extreme-career-makeover for friends, family, and the public to watch and vote on. Voting is now underway and runs until 4 p.m. on March 4. Individuals may vote once per day, every day, until the end of the contest.
Ranging in age from 26 to 40, each contestant has an inspiring story to share. The winner will be announced live at Lethbridge College on March ninth and will receive two years of tuition, books, and housing in a college residence.
The top six contestants are:
Chris Carleton, 37, Lethbridge, Alta.
A father of two who has recently completed his GED, Chris is a great employee and passionate volunteer. He hopes to continue helping others by studying Criminal Justice with a goal of becoming a police officer.
Cody Gray, 34, Fort Macleod, Alta.
After 16 years in the same profession, Cody, a parent and talented horse trainer, is ready for a new challenge. An excellent problem solver, he hopes to use those skills to pursue Engineering Design and Drafting Technology.
Jaimie Griffiths, 40, Camrose, Alta.
A mother of an adopted boy with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder, Jaimie hopes to help others who suffer from the same disorder by pursuing a career in Correctional Studies. She faced another obstacle after her home was destroyed by a fire, but she persevered and is ready to pursue her education.
Rianna Randall, 26, Osler, Sask.
A determined community advocate and a talented artist, Rianna has a passion for helping others. Now she would like to transfer her caring into a career, by studying Criminal Justice, with a goal of becoming a police officer.
Stephanie Savage, 27, Lethbridge, Alta.
A dedicated employee for 10 years, Stephanie is ready to focus her passion into a career in radio. A talented singer and strong community contributor, she hopes to study Digital Communications and Media.
Mandy Tobler, 27, Fort Macleod, Alta.
Parenting has always come first for Mandy, a mother of three. Now she wants to lead by example and show her kids the value of education. A long-time school volunteer, Mandy hopes to pursue Correctional Studies, finish her degree and start a career in corrections.