Shajadia, Ryan and Caroline donned their caps and gowns, walked the aisle and proudly displayed their certificates as the latest graduates of the Lifetime Assistance/Monroe Community College TEAM (Transitional Employment Academic Model) two-year study program.
“All of these graduates have every right to be proud,” said Jay Harwood, Lifetime’s TEAM Program Manager. “It’s a challenging program but it certainly can be a rewarding one.”
The two-year certificate program helps support students’ academic, social and daily living skills, as well as provide future employment opportunities. Eligible students receive supports and services from Lifetime Assistance while spending time interacting with other students on a college campus and during their internships. All four students have a bright future ahead of them. Ryan proudly completed all of his course requirements, including four internships and hopes to pursue a career in the culinary arts. Shajadia says she is looking forward to a health care career in an assisted living environment where she can provide support and comfort to seniors.
Caroline hopes her coursework on nutrition and healthy living will help her pursue a career in the food services industry. Rachel (not pictured) has many interests, but her passion is with animals and she hopes to one day own her own pet store.