Adult CBMA Students are Ready to Begin New Careers!

Sixteen adult students recently graduated from their nine-month Computerized Business and Medical Applications program at Grant Career Center to begin new careers. Under the guidance of instructor Kin Caudill, the students prepared for positions as administrative assistants, receptionists, medical and dental record clerks, or a myriad of other office positions where their new skills could shine.

In addition to providing technical computer skills, this program includes job-seeking skills, resume writing and preparation, and the opportunity to receive Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Certifications. Students in the program passed 29 total Microsoft Office Specialist Certifications in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. Congratulations on obtaining industry credentials!

At the Commencement Ceremony, graduates Theresa Morris and Patricia Marshall spoke on behalf of their class. Ms. Morris created a fantastic PowerPoint presentation with her new skills that highlighted class activities and memories of their time together at Grant. Students who didn’t know each other nine months ago joined together and shared a smile and a laugh as they recalled their educational journey.

Ms. Marshall recognized what this moment in time meant to the group and how they were all looking forward to fabulous lives filled with promise and hope. She summed up the event with the following statement. “Graduation is the culmination of our dreams, achievement of our goals, result of our hard work and dedication, and a fitting tribute to all those who have taught, mentored and supported us along the way.”

Graduates in the Computerized Business and Medical Applications Program received their Career Passports from Adult Director, Mrs. Jean Grider, and Grant Career Center Superintendent Kenneth Morrison.  The Class of 2013 includes Laura Beth Bolton, Betty Brown-Griffith, Chasity M. Dalton, Lisa A Germann, Pamela S. Guest, Jim Hicks, Jamie Lynn Huxel, Sandi K. Jackson, Patricia Marie Marshall, Manessa A. Mason, Theresa Michelle Morris, Jennifer Lynn Nelcamp, Jennifer Preece, Edra Ann Ridpath, Nancy J. Rogers, and Danielle Renee Sorrell.

During the Commencement Ceremony, nine graduates were inducted into the Elizabeth Abbott Chapter of the National Technical Honor Society. Lisa A Germann, Pamela S. Guest, Jamie Lynn Huxel, Patricia Marie Marshall, Manessa A. Mason, Theresa Michelle Morris, Jennifer Lynn Nelcamp, Edra Ann Ridpath, and Danielle Renee Sorrell were recognized for their academic achievement, character, dependability, and outstanding attendance with placement into the National Technical Honor Society.

Registrations are currently being accepted for the next session of Computerized Business & Medical Applications which will begin August 19, 2013 and run through May 30, 2014. A $50 non-refundable registration fee will secure your place in the class. Financial assistance is available for qualified applicants in the form of PELL Grants and agency assistance. PELL Grants for the coming school year total $5,645 and will cover tuition and book expenses for those who qualify for a full grant. Included in this school year=s tuition will be the Microsoft Office Specialist 2010 Certification testing.

Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED to attend.  For more information about the programs offered or to schedule an appointment with the financial aid office, please call the Adult Education Department at Grant Career Center at 513.734.6222.

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