It’s graduation day!
We made history this morning at the Charlotte Museum of History, where we celebrated with 52 new graduates of our Occupational Skills Training programs in Banking & Customer Service, Hospitality & Tourism, and Construction & Green Jobs!
Each class elected a representative to share their personal stories with the group.
“As an MBA holder, most people felt I was overqualified for the program but I disagree,” graduate and Banking & Customer Service class speaker Nah Darkwah said. “I had the academic qualifications, but needed my skills to be upgraded – skills that will help me find the right job and most importantly, help keep and perform excellently on my dream job.”
Goodwill partners, volunteers and friends assembled to help congratulate the graduates. With their certificates in hand and the support of Goodwill, they have the confidence and skills to tackle the job market and secure a new career path.
“Believe in yourselves. You have the ability, you have the skills and you have the opportunities,” Darkwah said. “You must continually strive to extend yourself even further – little by little every day, every week, every month and every year.”
Potts encouraged graduates to celebrate finishing what they said they WOULD do. “Now, you have to take that same commitment and finish what you say you WILL do.”