A Continued Camaraderie
In honor of Military Appreciation Month, we asked several of our current veteran students to share their experience at Carolina Career College with us. Here’s what they had to say:
Paul M., 27
Currently living in Sanford, NC, Paul is commuting to Carolina Career College to train in the Security Network and Infrastructure Specialist program. With previous work in supply and logistical operations, Paul feels like CCC is preparing him to transition into a new career because of the vast network through Career Services. Paul describes a typical CCC classroom setting to have at least 40% of veterans, lots of group discussions, PowerPoint presentations, hands-on training and exams. He suggests that any incoming student should “utilize as many resources as possible prior to class to better understand course material.” After completing training, Paul looks forward to relocating to the RTP area because of job security.
Ben T., 28
Ben is a current student enrolled as a student at Carolina Career College in the System Administrator program. When he’s not commuting from North Raleigh three nights a week, Ben is working a manual labor midnight shift and studying for his IT certifications. Ben describes CCC as “very welcoming to veterans with nearly 40-60 percent of his classes filled with servicemen and women.” For a veteran who might be considering enrollment at CCC, Ben explains that IT training at Carolina Career College is “the best use of one’s GI Bill education benefits.” Ben is looking most forward to a better career once his training is complete and certifications are received.
Julian R., 39
A veteran of the Air Force, Julian commutes from Fayetteville, NC to train for the Systems Administrator program. Julian agrees that Carolina Career College has been preparing him to transition into a new career because of the instructors’ experience in the IT industry. He describes the classroom as “fast-paced and focused.” As for advice for any veterans, especially those living a farther distance away, Julian says, “Go for it! It’s worth the drive.” He’s looking forward to starting a career in the IT industry very soon.
David R., 50
David is proud to commute from the Fayetteville-Spring Lake area to Durham, NC for System Administration training three nights a week. He explains that “Carolina Career College is very good at supporting and stressing the importance of completing the courses, receiving certification(s) and transitioning into your new career.” He agrees that the CCC classroom is filled with veterans—proximately 40 percent of the students have prior service.
As we continue into Military Appreciation Month, we want to continue to thank our servicemen and women by serving them when they return home. Carolina Career College is honored to help veterans, just like Paul, Ben, Julian and David, transition from their military career into a rewarding Information Technology career.
We have a track record of helping veterans transition, often helping them get placed in new careers with military friendly employers. Veterans that possess certifications can be very valuable to many employers.