As a single mom, Kristin got to the point where she couldn’t afford to work retail anymore. After four years of 10-cent raises, Kristin knew her job wasn’t taking her anywhere and she needed to make a change, so she enrolled at Charter College in the Medical Assistant program.
Thomas was a good student in high school, but when he graduated he didn’t have any direction, so he enlisted in the Army. After his service he was more mature, more organized, and more driven to succeed and he knew he needed a college education.
Edgar started working in restaurants when he was 15. He recognized early on that it was not a path that was going to lead to financial stability. When he found himself a single father, finding a better career became a priority. Edgar turned to Charter College in order to provide a better life for his daughter and himself.
Deepashni had to learn to be brave. She was a shy 20 year old living in Fiji when she learned about Charter College Bellingham on a visit to Canada. Eager to jumpstart a technology career, Deepashni moved away from her family and enrolled in the Charter College network technology program.
Brittany had enrolled in a construction program at another school, but soon realized her job prospects would be limited. She went to Charter College looking for a new career path in a growing field, and she found it in dental assisting.
When Amanda found herself a single mom with two kids to care for, she knew she needed to improve her career prospects. Fortunately she also knew where to turn.
After high school, Natalie got a job in a coffee shop. It wasn’t long before she realized she didn’t want to be stuck doing that kind of work for that kind of pay for the rest of her life.
It took Renatta a few years to find her path. She went to culinary school, enlisted in the Army, and enrolled in community college. Nothing felt right until she found Charter College and the medical office administration program.
After four years in the Army working as a military police officer, William Polk knew he wanted to pursue a career in law enforcement. He also knew his family was his priority.
As a 13-year veteran of the Navy SeaBees, Juan is no stranger to hard work, but when he got out of the military, the jobs he found were not only physically demanding, they did not pay well