Recreation & Leisure Services — Careers, Program Development and Management, Samith

Recreation & Leisure Services — Careers, Program Development and Management, Samith


[♪♪♪] My name is
Samith Punchihewa, and this is my office! As soon as I
finished my program, within a year I got
5 job opportunities. NARRATOR: Samith
has 50 staff members including 10 aquatic
team leaders. He’s responsible for
scheduling staff training and ensuring that aquatic
programs run smoothly. I also have to work
as a team leader representing the
general manager when she or he
is not here. NARRATOR: Samith came
from his home country after being out of
school for 20 years. At Conestoga he found a welcoming learning
environment that embraced his
diverse experiences and used them as building
blocks to help him become the professional
he is today. Whatever I learn
from the College, I apply everything in here, leadership of recreation
and leisure service, volunteer management,
community development, group dynamics and a lot of
courses we took over there, so everything I learn
from there and I apply in the field. Teachers and program
coordinators are amazing, they are always
willing to help. There are lots of job
opportunities in this field, so only thing, go to
the Conestoga College, take this program. Your career is there. This is
my school! NARRATOR: What you do here
counts out there.

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