Warren County Career Center Aspire celebrated the accomplishments of their students recently with a recognition ceremony at Armco Park. Students were congratulated individually and given their Career Passports and a red rose by Coordinator Karen Karnes and Instructors Linda McBride and Elizabeth Cooper. See photos HERE.
From July 2019 through May 2020, Aspire served 416 students ranging in age from 17 to 78 with 172 in English for Speakers of Other Languages, and 244 in Adult Basic Education and Adult Secondary Education. Among the ESOL students, there were 51 countries represented and 40 languages spoken, with some students speaking three or more languages. Forty-three students earned high school equivalence and diplomas since June 2019, including 28 GED and 15 Adult Diploma Program graduates. The ADP enables adults to earn a high school diploma while also earning a workforce certification from WCCC Adult Education, all at no cost to the student. Eighteen of the graduates have self-reported that they are enrolled in postsecondary education.
Recognized at the ceremony were:
Haley Greenfield, ADP, Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Brittany Almekinder, ADP, Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Ashley Callender, ADP, Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Carmelita Bolin, ADP, Certified Phlebotomy Technician
Lillian Quinteros, GED
Jessica Chambers, ADP, State Tested Nursing Assistant
Paul F. Joubert, Jr., ADP, Welding (2 certificates)
Stephanie Mason, ADP, State Tested Nursing Assistant
Riyadh Abdulhaleem, ADP, Robotics