I am adding a simple explanation as well: I am a 21 year old single mother of 2 who thru challenges of my own doing as well as some that I could not control was unable to attend a typical college. I am currently on state aid and for me to become self sufficient and provide for my family I chose a Diploma program that allows me to start work then I will be able to continue on with a typical degree. Please do not take that away from me and my boys.
As a person of the lower middle class with Lupus from early childhood I have depended on others for so much. Without these individuals, my education would have been stalled greatly. The teachers of Bates Technical College are ones who go above and beyond to make sure their students get the education they need to truly obtain the skills needed to join and succeed in the workforce.
I am a newly separated single mom to 6 children. I started a family young at age 18 and devoted all my time to raising my children and being a stay at home mom and homemaker. Being in my 30′s and suddenly on my own without any job experience i was looking at a dead end job in retail or fast food. That won’t support a family, I would be on welfare. I decided to look into nursing. I attended ECPI Medical Career Institute and graduated top of my class in practical nursing. It was tough, 5 days a week from 8am-4:30pm for 14 months with additional clinical hours. I am now able to work as a nurse making good enough money to be off of public assistance. This is wonderful for me! It has helped my self esteem and I hope has inspired my children to continue their education after high school. I worked hard, it wasn’t easy but I got through it and am very thankful that I had this opportunity. I did get pell grants, and I have student loans now but I will be able to pay them back with my good pay check! Please don’t take this opportunity away from other people who are like me.
I was 37 when I went back to school to complete my education in accounting. I received my BS in accounting in 2005. I started my own business in 2005 something I would have never thought about until I received my education.
I was one that was not great in grade school, my teachers told me that I would be working at McDonald’s my whole life. I went to Le Cordon Bleu in Chicago, IL because i did not have to take the SAT test to get in (I never was great a test). Plus I love to cook. I loved to so much I went back to Le cordon Bleu in Scottsdale, AZ to get my Bachelor’s degree. All my instructors whom are also professors at University’s said that the program at Le Cordon Bleu is much harder than the the university’s. One of my instructors who was a MBA professor at Harvard University’s told us his student at Harvard got it easy. I now own my own resturant and teach part time at at culinary academy teaching future chefs and culinarians. Whitout a career college i would have restaurant that serves both the public and the homeless, I wouldnt be teaching now. So if you get rid of career colleges you might as well get rid of restaurants too.
I went Kaplan college to gain a career because traditional college was not for me at that time. It was what I needed to succeed at the time. I completed my Pharmacy Technician training in 2002 and immediately started working. I then became an instructor at a career college like the one that I went too.
I am proud to say I will graduate from Bryan College with a degree I can work with. They have given me the skills to further my education and move forward with my life. The faculty at Bryan College have been very supportive in any way possible.
Hussian School of Art was the perfect fit for me. The amazing, dedicated faculty of working professionals brought my industry into each class. Their skills and experience allowed me to amass an array of focused technical abilities in addition to general professional attributes that have served me well throughout my career – and have allowed me to move and develop into various career areas I would have never dreamed possible years ago. I have returned to Hussian School of Art as part of its administration with sincere pride, and hope to show our current students by living example the benefits of career training at its very best!
Studied Accounting/Finance in a two-year, non-accredited business school. Paid for it myself while working parttime as a staff accountant in a CPA firm. This course provided a solid basis to continue accounting courses at a local college’s evening school program while working fulltime. Had no school debt when completed and have been gainfully employed in accounting fields for 30+ years. Am a home-owner and relatively debt-free.