Seventeen adult students recently graduated from their nine-month Computerized Business and Medical Applications program at Grant Career Center to begin new careers.
Under the guidance of instructor Kin Caudill, the students prepared for positions as administrative assistants, receptionists, medical and dental record clerks, or a myriad of other office positions where their new skills could shine. Eleven students obtained a position in offices in Clermont, Brown and Adams counties prior to the graduation ceremony.
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 2010 Certifications.
Students in the program passed 37 total Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications – 14 passed Word, nine passed Excel, 12 passed PowerPoint and two passed Access. Congratulations on a record setting year!
At the Commencement Ceremony, graduate Carla Paul spoke on behalf of her class.
Ms. Paul shared with her classmates the many things that they learned throughout their training, especially the new friendships and skills that helped them become employable.
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 2012 includes Tiffany Bertram, Nicole DiRocco, Karen A. Felix, Kimberlee Fender, Shanna Hatfield, Sheila Hauck, Stephanie L. Hennig, Cristin D. Holbrook, Jessica L. Kratzer, Terrie B. McGraw, Carla Paul, Angel Perkins, Casey Scott, Lucy L. Shepherd, Donna L. Stephan, Kimberly Taylor and Tiffany Watkins.
During the Commencement Ceremony, seven graduates were inducted into the Elizabeth Abbott Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society.
Karen A. Felix, Kimberlee Fender, Shanna Hatfield, Stephanie Hennig, Terrie McGraw, Carla Paul, and Lucy Shepherd 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. 22 and run through May 2013.
A $50 non-refundable registration fee will secure your place in the class.
Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants in the form of PELL Grants and agency assistance. 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 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.