Congratulations to OUR Newest Trainee of the
Month: Mary Thompson!
On September
14, 2012, Mary Thompson received JobTrain’s highest honor and was recognized as
their Trainee of the Month.
Mary first came to the GED class
eight months ago at JobTrain. Pursuing her education has been a lifetime dream.
While Mary helped her children to fulfill their dreams and attend college, she
patiently waited for her time to come. Whereas her children were afforded the
opportunity of studying in the United States, Mary was denied access to
education where she lived in Ghana. In her village, the girls stayed home,
learned domestic arts and were very entrepreneurial – even without formal
education – to make financial ends meet.
Despite a lack of formal
education, Mary did a wonderful job, with her husband’s assistance, preparing
their children to lead successful lives. Although she imparted much wisdom to
them, she was unable to help them with their homework.
According to Mary’s JobTrain
instructor, Karen Lundberg: “This student doesn’t just attend both the
morning and afternoon sessions of GED, she comes back (often stays straight
through) for the evening class from 6-9 on Tuesday and Thursday nights. She is
always one of the first ones here and the last to leave. A spigot of knowledge
has been opened for her and she wants to drink deeply of it.”
Be sure to watch the video of today’s Trainee of the Month ceremony by clicking HERE