At HBAS, we seek first and foremost to help students transition from our programs into jobs and/or post-secondary education. Teachers are working diligently to understand what is expected from employers and post-secondary institutions so that they can make sure students are well-prepared for their next step in their journey.
We are also developing new approaches to enrolling and supporting students throughout their time at HBAS. These new approaches will focus on the development of job readiness skills, often referred to as “soft skills,” while acquiring their academic and vocational skills.
With all these efforts underway, it is always exciting to hear when our efforts bear fruit. Recently, we were happy to hear that four of our students were hired right after completing their training with us:
- Anongnat Suebsak, a former ESL student who also completed our Pharmacy Technician program, was hired at Walgreens in Huntington Beach.
- Diana Moore is working in the field as a Medical Biller with Pacific Medical Lab in Irvine.
- Jason Roth, who is currently working on his high school diploma and close to finishing, was hired at California Closets.
- Zoe Garcia, a Pharmacy Technician student, was hired by Telenet RX in Yorba Linda.
These student successes represent a number of similar success stories that are happening more and more often at HBAS. This brings great joy to me and my staff.
As we bid farewell to 2016, we look forward to another year of helping our students reach their goals at HBAS…and beyond!