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.
He says Career Quest was the answer he was looking for. “Coming here to Career Quest has worked with my schedule and opened up opportunities for me,” he says. “The instructors are great, they care about us, they know what’s going on. I’ve got a wife and kid at home as well, and CQ just fits in with family life, work life and everything.”
One of the things he appreciates is how the lessons are organized. “The curriculum has its challenges, but it’s laid out in a way that’s easy to understand,” he says. “My previous schooling that I had lumped everything together, which was sort of a mass confusion as to what was going on.”
The Medical Assistant student says the Career Quest program will allow him to do what he does best, help people with compassion and care. “I enjoy working with people, I enjoy helping others,” he says. “The MA program here allows me to continue what I started in the clinical setting.”