Students are ready to begin careers

Grant Career Center Adult Education Computerized Business and Medical Applications Graduates include: Cathy S. Aranyos, Tammy L. Henry, Connie C. Blevins, Sandra McKinney, Instructor Kim Caudill, Billie Jo Sword, Denise Burchett, and Adult Education Director Jean Grider. Not Pictured: Sheri Meadors.
Seven adult students recently graduated from their nine-month Computerized Business and Medical Applications program at Grant Career Center to begin new careers.

Their studies prepared them for positions as administrative assistants, receptionists, medical and dental record clerks, or a myriad of other office positions where their new skills could shine. In addition to providing technical computer skills, this program includes job-seeking skills, resume writing and preparation, and the opportunity to receive Microsoft Office Specialist 2007 Certifications.

At the Commencement Ceremony, graduate Tammy Henry spoke on behalf of her class. Ms. Henry shared with her classmates the many things that they learned throughout their training, especially the new friendships.

“I am happy to have improved the skills I already had and that I had the opportunity to learn some new things. But the best part of the whole experience was that we met each other and developed friendships that I for one hope, last a lifetime.”

Graduates in the Computerized Business and Medical Applications Program received their Career Passports from Adult Director, Mrs. Jean Grider, and Grant Career Center Superintendent Kenneth Morrison. The Class of 2011 includes Cathy S. Aranyos, Connie C. Blevins, Denise Burchett, Tammy L. Henry, Sheri Meadors, Sandra McKinney and Billie Jo Sword.

During the Commencement Ceremony, two graduates were inducted into the Elizabeth Abbott Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society. Connie Blevins and Sandra McKinney were recognized for their academic achievement, character, dependability, and outstanding attendance with placement into the National Technical Honor Society.

Registrations are currently being accepted for the next session of Computerized Business and Medical Applications which will begin Aug. 24 and run through June 7, 2012. PELL Grants for the coming school year total $5,550 and will cover tuition and book expenses for those who qualify for a full grant. Included in this school year’s tuition will be the Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Certification testing.

For those students who do not meet the criteria for PELL Grants, the American Opportunity Credit offers up to $4,440 in tax credits for tuition expenses. Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED to attend.For more information about the programs offered or to schedule an appointment with the financial aid office, please call the Adult Education Department at Grant Career Center at (513) 734-6222.