Iris Peralta, a single mother, is preparing to graduate with an A.S. in Supervision and Management for Industry after completing both Welding I and II. While taking classes, she found a passion for using her new talents to create sculptures.
Gabriela Tapia, the first female student in the Heavy Equipment Operations program, now operates multiple pieces of equipment for Lane Construction. She hopes to soon use her skills as an equipment operator to participate in overseas mission trips with her church.
A graduate of the construction program at the Orange County Jail, Matthew gained employment as a carpenter with CCK construction at $19/hour. With his new credentials and employment, he will no longer rely on a life of crime.
Julman Bottino was part of the first Medical Assisting program at the Center for Accelerated Training on Poinciana Campus. Taking advantage of the program’s articulation credits, he’s currently working to get his A.A. degree and hopes to become a physician.