Daley College: Bringing new opportunities to Chicago
Before I started these classes I used to work in an office. I realized I needed to know more about how to use the computer. The knowledge I had was kind of limited so I decided to go back to school because I wanted to do better. When I lost my job, I decided to see it as an opportunity to reinvent myself. A lot of people take that as a negative, being fired or being let go from their job, but I took that negative and I decided to turn it into a positive by coming to learn about what Google has to offer. The community I serve here at Daley College are mostly Latino students. Some of the challenges our students face when they’re applying for jobs start from basic; not knowing how to apply, how to use a computer, many of the things that are required in the digital world. They don’t have access to those things and we can void that every year more, by providing these classes. that’s exactly what we’re doing. I think I’m taking big steps by taking this program. Education is very important. People never stop learning. My big goal right now would be getting my Associates and working as a machinist. It’s going to definitely help me, my next class is a little bit more advanced and it involves more computers than anything. It’s going to help me a lot. I feel confident and empowered. It’s an amazing transformation. Just after 16 weeks of going through this process, they’re different people. They have self-esteem and they talk about what they’re going to do. The opportunities are countless.