Melissa Soderberg has been promoted to the position of Career Quest Learning Centers president. In her new role, she is responsible for overseeing and developing leaders in charge of education, compliance, admissions, financial aid, marketing, IT and the other departments integral to the school’s success.
“I’m excited to be able to take on an even bigger role in providing solid educations for our students — educations that lead to in-demand careers,” Soderberg said. “And I want to invest even more in developing our people so we can create a tighter community between all of our campuses.”
Soderberg has been with CQLC since 2010, formerly serving as campus president, where she oversaw the day-to-day operations of the campuses in Lansing and Jackson. She has also been integral in the creation of the new campus, opening in January 2017 in Mount Pleasant.
She has nearly 13 years of experience in the business of education, formerly serving in student affairs and teaching roles for Colorado Technical University. Before that, she served in a variety of communications roles. Soderberg earned her Executive MBA from Colorado Technical University in Colorado Springs, CO and her bachelor’s degree in communications from Georgia State University in Atlanta.
Mollie Woodworth has been promoted from director of student retention to campus manager of the Lansing campus. She has been with Career Quest for five years, working in a variety of positions including student services. She has 11 years of experience working in alternative education, on both the administrative and teaching side.
“As Nelson Mandela once said, ‘education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.’ My 11 years working in higher education certainly helped me understand the depth to what Mr. Mandela was saying,” Woodworth shares. “Since I joined Career Quest five years ago, my goal has remained the same — to pass on to our students the education, support, and opportunities others have helped me gain. I’m excited about what the future holds for all of us!”
Woodworth earned her bachelor’s degree in social science from Ashford University.
Sara Joblonski was promoted to Jackson campus manager in March 2016. Joblonski has been with CQLC since 2010, most recently serving in the role of medical programs supervisor.
Since 1995, Career Quest Learning Centers has implemented its mission to change lives by putting people to work in their chosen field through technical and personal skills training. Career Quest provides quality education and training with the equipment and technology found in the current workplace. For more information, visit www.careerquest.edu.