Valaree Gower Named Employee of the Month for Lansing Campus

Valaree Gower was selected as the April Employee of the Month for the Career Quest Learning Center campus in Lansing. Gower has a bachelor’s degree in healthcare administration and is also a certified pharmacy technician. Gower is dedicated to the success of her students in the pharmacy technician program, constantly improving processes to allow her students opportunities for greater growth and development.

“Valaree sets the bar for her students, who in turn rise to meet those expectations willfully,” said CQLC President Melissa Soderberg. “Valaree understands the importance of our staff being fully knowledgeable in all areas they teach. We are truly lucky to have her here at Career Quest!”

Students interested in learning more about their educational options, should call the Career Quest admissions offices at Lansing 877-481-4930 / Jackson 877-365-8144.

Since 1995, Career Quest has implemented its mission to provide students with the skills required for employment and/or career advancement, by educating and training them with the equipment and technology found in the current workplace. For more information, visit


“I was working in a factory for 13 years when I got laid off. I needed to do something totally different and I started at Career Quest. Now I’m teaching here. I love it. “


“I tried community college and it was not for me; I was just overwhelmed. I learn better in small groups. At Career Quest, it was almost like a family. Everyone’s willing to help one another and the teachers are awesome. I’ll be sad to leave!”