Pick of the Bunch Student Jump Starts her Future

At Career Quest Learning Centers, we like to recognize the accomplishments and hard work of our students. That’s why our pick of the bunch program highlights students, faculty and staff who go above-and-beyond, even if they don’t realize it themselves.

“I was beyond surprised,” said February pick of the bunch recipient Mary Sykes. “I didn't expect to be chosen in only my 2nd term.”

Mary acknowledges, though, that she has put a lot of hard work into her program and says that “it is truly an honor to be recognized for it.”

Mary is a pharmacy technician student at the Jackson campus and is slated to graduate in July. She says the program has helped her learn a lot about the pharmaceutical industry and she particularly likes the hands-on instruction she receives at Career Quest Learning Centers.

The 7.5 month pharmacy technician certificate program teaches students essential pharmacy skills like dose calculation and drug distribution protocol. Students are immersed in medical, pharmacological and business courses designed to give them the skills they’ll need to work as pharmacy technicians, assistants and aides. Program graduates become qualified to sit for Pharmacy Technician Certification Examination (CPhT).

Mary says she chose Career Quest Learning Centers to “jump start” her future.

“I plan to become a pharmacist, but I wanted to get a hands-on experience before I start my PharmD,” said Mary.

And Mary is doing just that at Career Quest Learning Centers. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for pharmacy technicians is soaring! Jobs in the field are expected to rise by 32% between 2010 and 2020. If you’d like to learn more about training to become a pharmacy technician, contact Career Quest Learning Centers today.


“This program is good because it’s daily, it doesn’t give you time for slack. There is also lots of hands-on help, you’re not just left to do it all on your own. I was in college before and it just didn’t work out. Career Quest worked for me.”


“I am a completely different person than when I started my program. I have so much more confidence now. I really think I can do anything if I put my mind to it. Before I started here, I wasn’t very happy with my life. Now I’m smiling all the time.”