It’s not just what you learn. It’s also how you learn. At Career Quest Learning Centers, we think you learn best when you have passionate teachers who believe in your success and provide you with the tools to accomplish great things. But isn’t it awesome when those instructors also know how to have a little fun?
Check out some of the recent activities at our three campuses.
The competition was stiff at our recent Chili Cook Off, but our head of IT, Phil Dunn, took home the honors for best chili! Open to budding chefs from our faculty and staff, the Cook Off offered up 10 different styles of chili for students to sample, savor, and score.
In celebration of Valentine’s Day, the Student Association sponsored Flowers with Friends. Students delivered flowers across campus with personalized messages to remind everyone that Valentine’s Day isn’t just for lovers; it’s also for friends and classmates!
According to Campus Manager Mollie Woodworth, the friendly and encouraging atmosphere at Career Quest isn’t just about special events and one-off days.
“I think it’s important to have these types of activities, but the little things we do every day matter too,” said Mollie. “As a staff, many of us spend more time here than we do with our families so it’s nice to do nice things for each other. It builds morale and helps to create a great culture. We work hard, but we also have fun. That’s a great idea for the staff and for our students.”
Not to be outdone by Lansing, Jackson had its own Chili Cook Off. The winning dish was a sweet and spicy mix that Administrative Assistant Scott Meek cooked up for students to enjoy and critique.
“It’s just great to see everyone come together as a college, talking and mingling,” said Campus Manager Sara Joblonski. “They really had a good time and even stayed after the event was over.”
Another food and season-inspired event, the Hot Cocoa Social offered up a wide variety of rich and savory cocoas. It was fittingly freezing that January day so the Godiva infused chocolate, peppermint flavored cocoa and other hot chocolate drinks were a welcome treat.
It’s not just about food and fun, though. Jackson also sponsored a Career Fair in February that allowed students to interact with area employers. They could drop off resumes, speak to company representatives, and inquire about possible employment. After all, it’s really about getting a job in your new career!
Our newest campus has already caught a bit of the good community fever that’s at the core of what Career Quest is all about. New Campus Manager Nicole Ball reached out to area employers and says she’s thrilled with how well the school has been welcomed.
“It’s great to connect on a face-to-face level,” said Nicole. “And what I’m hearing is that there is a real need for what we are providing.”
The Mt. Pleasant campus offers career training in Medical Assisting, Certified Nurse Aide, and Phlebotomy.
On campus, the school recently had a Student Appreciation celebration. We also had a dinner and tour in February so community members could see just what our students are accomplishing. And there’s a lot planned for the coming months, especially when students finish up their first semester on March 2nd.
Do you want to learn in an environment that’s challenging, rewarding, and fun? Check out all the programs offered at Career Quest Learning Centers today. Give us a call today in Lansing at 877-481-4930, in Jackson at 877-365-8144, or at our newest campus in Mt. Pleasant at 877-345-850.