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Each student at STRIVEWORKS has a personal, customized path that is


specifically built for their goals, skill level and pace. Regardless of where they


are located around the world, our students receive quality education from


qualified teachers who are always available through online channels. We’re


here to provide the flexible learning experience you need.

Our Mission

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Admission and Enrollment

We provide the high-quality, flexible and personalized education you deserve.

To join our growing community, review the admissions information 

and begin the enrollment process today.

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Charlene Smadello

Owner/Director of Education and Vocational Training

Charlene Smadello is the founder of Striveworks Learning Institute (SLI). She is leading Striveworks Learning Institute’s operational plan that is uniquely offering customized quality career training with a competitive and accelerated delivery model.

Before launching her business she was part of the creative learning team at Mosaic Vocational School. Prior to her involvement with this school she tenured at the University of the Fraser Valley. While working in the corporate environment she had plenty of opportunity to expand her portfolio across various capacities including instructing, coordinating, assisting and leading a program. However her passion and energy for career education was founded even earlier when she was employed by two Provincial School Districts: Chilliwack and Maple Ridge. She absolutely loved to help students plan to reach their learning potential and career goals and this is when her vision and dream to provide schooling opportunities for others was contrived.

Charlene Smadello has returned to Vancouver Island and is residing in her birthplace in beautiful Nanaimo. She takes comfort living and working close to natural lake waters and the forever inspirational ocean. Along with her husband she is co-parenting their four children ages 18, 16, 8 & 4.


B.A. in General Studies, specializing in Adult Ed. University of the Fraser Valley (2015)

Provincial Instructor’s Diploma with Honours, Vancouver Community College (1998)

Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights and Landclaims Certificate, University of the Fraser Valley (2015)

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