After not being in school for 13 years, Betty was a little apprehensive about going back. But she says the learning environment at Career Quest helped her get through that. “If you need something there is always somebody her to help you,” she says. “Even if you’re not in class, you can pick up the phone and call an instructor, which I have.
Ivonne already had her medical billing and coding certificate, when she went back to study medical office administration, to make herself more attractive on the job market.
At the age of 44, Charles was working a job that was comfortable and paid all of his family’s bills. But the thought of working at that job for the next 20 to 25 years was scarier than the idea of going back to school, so he took the plunge. He signed up for Career Quest’s Network Administration program and he’s never looked back.
After many years in retail management, Denise knew she needed a change. “I couldn’t physically do it anymore,” she says. “I wanted a job that used my brain and not my body so much.” She knew she needed an education in order to get the job in IT that she was seeking, and she found that education at Career Quest.
Already a paramedic, Andrew was planning to enter a nursing program at a local community college, but he hit a barrier when facing their prerequisites and their unwillingness to work with him.
When Damien started at Career Quest, he wasn’t sure he could do it, especially after not excelling in high school. He kept getting more confident in his knowledge and his skills, which also allowed him to become more comfortable with public speaking. “Career Quest gave me the confidence I need to be able to speak in front of people,” he says.
Robert had worked at a fast food restaurant for 14 years, four of them as a department manager. During that time, he also attended a local college and discovered that he loved medicine and science.
As the Allied Health Supervisor for the University of Michigan Hospitals, Lisa Arnold works with CQLC externs.
Amanda decided to further her education because she has children to take care of, and she says her children drive her every day to succeed at what she sets her mind to.