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Adult Education: The Pathway to Success!
Withlacoochee Technical College (WTC) is proud to share an adult education success story.
Davida Tessmer is young, but she has been through a lot. A few years ago, various complications in life kept her from finishing high school. She left the formal education system and subsequently struggled to find employment. By the time she turned 23, she realized she needed to complete her high school education and then obtain career training.
In October 2016 Davida enrolled in WTC’s GED® preparation program. By March 2017, Davida had passed all the GED® tests. She walked in her graduation ceremony that May. During her time in GED® preparation classes, she explored options for career training. Davida knew the medical field was growing; she had interacted with the medical field in her own life. She knew it provided excellent opportunities for careers. Most importantly, she had seen the power of personal connection between patients and healthcare providers in her own life. Davida felt strongly that she wanted to be able to bring empathy and compassion to any work she might do in the medical field. She was not sure exactly where she would fit into the medical field, but after learning about WTC’s Medical Administrative Specialist program, she knew it would be a great place to start.
Davida started the Medical Administrative Specialist program in August 2017 and graduated in May 2018. She says her experience at WTC was incredible. She found the entire staff to be supportive of her during her educational journey, especially when things got tough. They became like a second family to Davida.
During her time at WTC, Davida achieved success unlike she had ever known before. She competed in the regional and State SkillsUSA competitions in medical terminology. She was also inducted into the WTC chapter of the National Technical Honor Society, which honors students for their academic and personal achievements in their chosen field of study. She is looking forward to working in the medical field in an administrative support role, utilizing the skills and abilities she acquired in less than a year.
Davida knows how frightening it can be to face returning to school. She says, however, that it is worth taking the risk. And, she adds, if you do it at WTC, “You won’t be alone as you are working to accomplish your goals.”
Shown is Davida Tessmer
Summer GED(R) Preparation Classes Available June 4th - 27th
Start preparing for your career pathway and earn your high school diploma with our GED® test preparation classes, improve your adult basic education skills, or add English as a second language.
No matter when you left school, WTC can help you on a successful career pathway start. You will proceed with the help of teachers and staff who care about you and your success. Our courses will help you prepare to take the citizenship exam, learn English as a second language and/or help you prepare for the GED® test credential.
Once you determine your career pathway, our post-secondary training will provide you with the education you need in the areas of architecture/construction, public safety, business management/administration, health, human services, hospitality/tourism, information technology, manufacturing, and transportation.
Please call us at 352-726-2430 extension 4326. Our counselor and career advisors are available to assist you. Our instructors are eager to help you achieve your career goals.
Our GED® preparation program is available to those who do not have a high school diploma. This course provides individualized instruction in preparation for the GED® test and allows you to work at your own pace. The GED® preparation program includes the four subject areas measured on the GED® test:
Our GED® preparation program is designed to help you achieve your goal of furthering your education, open doors to further education, better employment, and a brighter future.
The English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) program prepares students to communicate competently in English in appropriate situations and perform in the skill areas of listening, speaking, reading, and writing, with equal value placed on each. The ESOL Program is a language arts program which is competency based and provides instructional opportunities for adult students.
The Applied Academics for Adult Education (AAAE) program provides basic literacy skills for individuals who desire to improve their academic level, technical training, employment or citizenship. The program provides remediation based on the individual’s academic needs.
This program offers career assessment and advisement, career exploration, goal setting techniques, assistance with financial aid applications and scholarships, assistance in applying for admissions into technical institutes or college programs, academic skill building and tutoring if needed, study skills and test taking strategies, workshops to assist you with time & life management, budgeting your finances, organizational skills, and accessing resources.
WITHLACOOCHEE TECHNICAL COLLEGE
DEPARTMENT OF ADULT EDUCATION
Provide adult learners with educational opportunities and support services that will enable them to achieve their academic and career goals. Create an educational environment that respects individual and cultural differences.