“Work hard and stay humble.” It may sound like simple advice; but, sometimes, that's all it takes to reach your goal. When Jason Grzelak was ready for a career change, this was the motto he set for himself. By living out these words, he was able to find his perfect career.
Earning a higher salary. Fulfilling a personal goal. Having more opportunities for growth. These are just some of the common reasons why people make career changes. However, recent Rockford Career College graduate Jennifer Messenger sought a new career for an entirely different purpose: to be an exemplary role model for her children.
You may not notice it as you go about your day, but metal is one of the key components to our society. It comprises everything from the cars we drive to the heating systems in our homes to the appliances we use to cook food. Steel, iron, and other metals make our way of life possible. This makes welding an invaluable skill, and Ronaldo Gonzalez took the chance to learn it.
Are you hesitating to start a career program because you are afraid of not finding a job after graduation? At Rockford Career College, many of our students find employment with the externship partners they trained with while still in school. Recent graduate Ashley Russell is just one of many alumni who has done this.
One raccoon. That was all it took to change Alexis Shearer's fate. When a young raccoon's mother passed away and there was no rehabilitation center in the county to take him, Ms. Shearer stepped in to help. It was then that she knew helping animals was her passion.
Are you a risk-taker? While jumping into a new career may seem daunting, taking the initial plunge is necessary for making great accomplishments. Grace Brown is one recent Rockford Career College graduate who found that taking the risk was worthwhile.