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Stories From Houston
THERE IS A LIGHT
"The useful advice I wish someone had given me earlier was to always continue to move forward, especially in trials and pain. Many things we face may break you down, cause you to struggle, and fall. Other times, it may be more manageable, but most importantly, there is a light! The light will lead the way to the passion of your heart! In a world full of constant change, there is one thing that will remain the same....your vision!"
- Iris T.
Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning
A NEW JOURNEY
"On my first day on campus I was very nervous and excited, this was the beginning of a new chapter. As a single mom working a full time job, I had no idea what to expect. I was ready for this journey and I’m glad I was able to take it with FCC. My favorite thing about school would be the staff. They are always there to give a helping hand when I need it. I also love the environment and the fact that we get recognized for coming to school everyday. I am a few of the students that has been on honor roll since day one. I’m very proud to be a FCC student and appreciative to have this awesome experience in the MFOB program."
- Adriana J.
Medical Front Office and Billing
PROVIDING FOR MY FAMILY
“I chose the HVAC program because all my life I took the easy road. I would stay inside and avoid getting my hands dirty or sweating. I feel like this program teaches me skills I need and motivation to get out there and do what I need to provide for my family. I’m from a small town in Louisiana and many people don’t make it out of there, but I’m one of the few with a vision who did it. I’ve had bumps in the road and made a few bad decisions but I’m sticking to it. I want to thank FCC for the chance to change my life around and I’m going to give it all I’ve got. And besides who doesn’t want a good A/C man?”
- LaDrakus F.
IT'S NEVER TOO LATE
"It’s never too late to accomplish your MAT career! I am 30 years old trying to accomplish my medical career. I'm a mother of 3 children and just want to succeed in life, have better opportunities. It is double the work, but at the end, it’s going to pay off and I will feel very accomplished.”
- Cynthia S.
Medical Assistant Technician
INVESTING IN MYSELF
“I had been quite satisfied in my career until I simply wasn’t anymore. I felt like I needed to grow and learn, I wasn’t satisfied with myself. Contemplating change, one day I decided I no longer wanted to be in the career that I had chosen for myself. I needed something different and needed change. I felt like I was being swallowed up, all my hopes and dreams could no longer be fulfilled. I decided to invest in myself. The force was driving me to get out of my comfort zone. Where there is a will there is a way. I have the will and I know a way will be made. I’m in my 3rd module here at FCC and am an honor roll student. I love it! Hallelujah! I know I’m far from the end, but it’s closer than the beginning. I’m excited about my present and my future. My life has taken new direction and it all started with the desire. I live my life as an example, because you never know who is watching.”
- Monique M.
"I am thankful for overall independence and being able to overcome life’s obstacles. As a single parent with a child that battles ADD, ADHD, Depression, and Anxiety, my son is what I am most thankful for because he truly believes in me and that is why I get up and come to school each day."
- Samora D.
Medical Assistant Technician