Celebrating 25 Years of Empowerment at SOME CET

SOME CET’s 2023 Celebration, Photo From Jacqlyn Frank Photography

Amidst the vibrant buzz of music, the thrill of raffles, and the spirit of unity, SOME’s Center for Employment Training (CET) marked its remarkable 25th anniversary with resounding success. It was an evening that brought together supporters, graduates, and community members, blending entertainment and information in a fun atmosphere. As we reflect on this milestone, we can’t help but share the incredible journey that CET has embarked upon over the past quarter-century.

The event itself featured a DJ, exciting raffles, captivating live music, insightful tours of our state-of-the-art facilities, and opportunities for attendees to sign up for CET programs and support our mission. It was a testament to the impact CET has had on countless lives and a celebration of the bright future it continues to pave for those in need.

As we stand here, 25 years later, the numbers speak volumes about CET’s impact:

Total Graduates: over 1,132

Over the years, CET has empowered more than a thousand individuals, equipping them with the skills and knowledge needed to secure stable employment and a brighter future. Each graduate is a testament to the program’s dedication to transformation.

Employed CET Students: At Least 1,016

A significant percentage of our CET graduates have successfully transitioned into the workforce, showcasing the effectiveness of the program in securing meaningful employment opportunities. This statistic not only reflects the hard work and commitment of our students but also highlights the valuable role CET plays in connecting individuals with sustainable careers.

Average Wage Above Minimum Wage in DC

One of the most impactful measures of CET’s success is the fact that our graduates earn wages that exceed the minimum wage standards in Washington, D.C. This isn’t just about finding a job; it’s about finding a pathway to financial stability and economic independence.

CET’s journey over the past 25 years has been a testament to the unwavering commitment to its mission of empowering individuals on their journey to success. Through comprehensive job training programs, cutting-edge facilities, and a supportive community, CET has become a beacon of hope for those seeking to break the cycle of unemployment and poverty.

But CET’s story doesn’t end here; it’s a story of continuous growth and progress. As we celebrate this remarkable milestone, we extend our heartfelt gratitude to all those who have been part of our journey, from students and graduates to supporters and community members. Your unwavering dedication has made CET what it is today, and together, we look forward to the next 25 years of transforming lives and building brighter futures.

Thank you for joining us in commemorating 25 years of job training excellence and helping us continue to empower individuals on their journey to success. The journey continues, and we’re excited to see where it takes us next.