I enrolled in Albany Technical College's Leveraging Education for Advancement Program (LEAP) Fall Semester 2016. I was the very first student in the college’s brand new inclusive post-secondary education program which offers a Business Office Assistant Certificate. While in the LEAP program, I participated in job shadowing in different offices within the college’s admission department. This great experience helped me apply what I learned in the classroom, and I was also able to learn new skills.
I completed the LEAP program in August 2018, and I am now employed on a trial part-time basis as an office assistant with the Arthur K. Williams Microbusiness Center. I perform office duties to include answering the phone, typing documents, creating PowerPoints, filing, making copies, and greeting visitors. I am a fast typist and make great PowerPoints. I like the work that I do and the people that I meet. I hope to be able to keep this job after my trial period is over. My supervisors say that they love me and want to keep me. Working and earning a wage makes me feel good. Because of my experiences, my future is brighter.
My graduation ceremony will be December 6, 2018. I am excited and looking forward to what lies ahead.
by Marquis Boone
Albany Tech, Class of 2018