Aaron Sabey has always been passionate about computers. At SPSCC, he has continued to expand his knowledge as a student in the Information Technology pathway and is prepared to enter the workforce to help others keep their devices and data safe.
Meet Arne and Bella
“Although we have a lot in common, SPSCC helped us explore different passions and gave us the resources to pursue them.”
“One of the great parts is the community that’s built around this industry and how SPSCC is integrated into that community.”
“Over the last two years, I have not only worked on transitioning into a career that I have always had a love for, I have also transitioned into someone who is happy to look into the mirror.”
EJ Frazier came to SPSCC in his thirties to get ready for a career he’s always wanted: Automotive Technology. At four years old, EJ was introduced to the world of rebuilding classic cars and it was love at first sight.
Finding a place of belonging is an incredibly special experience. It’s not something that happens overnight and may take months, even years, of searching. But, when you do find that place or group of people that welcomes and celebrates you, you create connections that last a lifetime.
“When I dance, my stresses in life go to the side and I focus on the prize.”
Ava Ford’s world revolves around dancing. As the co-captain of Olympia High School’s dance team, she was dedicated to finding a way to prioritize both her passion and her education.
“Practical experience [in research] is important because you don’t get everything you need just from taking classes and doing coursework,” said SPSCC research student Alec Anderson. “Research isn’t confined to a lab. There’s a lot of different contexts you can perform it in.”
Jason Neto joined SPSCC as a returning student after serving in the Army for seven years. After receiving his Associate in Arts, he followed his passion for helping others and began his next mission as a Retirement Specialist at the Department of Retirement Systems.
“For the veterans out there, I know that it’s difficult once you transition out of the military,” said Jason. “You’re always trying to find that next mission.”