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Student Success Story

Submitted By: Riverside County Office of Education CTE

Meet Sharon

Student Background

Sharon was determined to get ahead in life and find a field of work where she could advance her education and be successful. Although she had little support from her family and friends for continuing her education beyond high school, she had a positive personality and enjoyed helping others.

Program Description

Sharon decided to explore a career in dental assisting through Riverside County School of Career Education. During her first class in the fall of 2011, her teacher talked to the class about the career opportunities available to Registered Dental Assistants, and after some thought, Sharon decided to enroll in the program. It turned out to be a great fit and she enjoyed the coursework very much.

Outcomes

Sharon’s positive attitude and ability to interact with others easily helped her land a job soon after completing her classes. “I am so much happier now,” she shared. “I’m doing what I love, making good money. The School of Career Education prepared me for real life, and helped me find a job. Because of my job as a Dental Assistant, I was able to purchase my first brand new car at the age of 18, which is something I never thought I would be able to achieve, especially at such a young age.”

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