The Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center held it’s Adult Diploma Program graduation ceremony on Thursday, July 22 with sixteen students receiving their high school diplomas and a career-technical certificate.
Dr. Glenn Faircloth, Lorain County JVS superintendent, shared that the event was one of his favorites of the school year. “This event is so important, and I’m honored to be here. You all have persevered and should be very proud of your accomplishments.”
The JVS Adult Career Center completed its fourth year of providing the Adult Diploma Program, which is an educational initiative made possible through state funding. It offers adults 22 and older an opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive training, and earn an industrial credential.
State Tested Nurse Aide program completer and graduate, Renee Gibson, said that her daughter was her inspiration to start and complete the program. “I didn’t graduate high school because I was a young teen mom. Watching my daughter have three kids and go through the program, and complete it, encouraged me that if she could do it, I could do it too.”
Graduate Jeremy Caraballo thanked the JVS staff and especially, Diana Gott, JVS adult diploma program/assessment coordinator. “I almost quit, but they kept pushing me to continue. Now I’ve finally completed everything. I wanted to show my daughters that it is never to late to achieve your goals.”
The JVS Adult Career Center is now enrolling students for fall and winter courses. For a complete list of courses and programs, visit lcjvs.com. You can also call 440-774-1051, ext. 22254 for more information.