The Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center held its Adult Diploma Program graduation ceremony on Wednesday, June 15 with seventeen 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. “Nothing is more exciting than when someone sets out to do something, and they complete it. Our Adult Diploma graduates are special. Most of them have persevered, and they greatly understand the word determined. We congratulate them on their success.”
State Tested Nurse Aide program completer and graduate, Tatiyana Rice, shared through tears that she had no reason or excuse not to go back to school. “I wanted to get my diploma because I wanted to be an example to my children. I wanted them to know that no matter what is going on in your life if you put your mind to it, you can do anything and achieve anything.”
“In this program, I got support and encouragement,” continued Rice. “Vonya Adams-Harris, our instructor, had confidence in me and our whole class, and she made us all feel that we could do this!”
Graduate Alex Gonzalez said that school was hard for him in the past and he never had that push to finish it. “I dropped out of school but here I am now, 34 years old and graduating with two welding certifications! This day is very special to me and my family.”
The Lorain County JVS Adult Career Center completed its fifth year of providing the Adult Diploma Program, which is an educational initiative made possible through state funding. It offers adults 20 and older an opportunity to earn a high school diploma, receive training, and earn an industrial credential.
The LCJVS 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 more information.