Double the Success: Celebrating Two Center for Employment Training Students Graduating Together

At SOME (Center for Employment Training), our bell ringing ceremony holds immense symbolism and significance for students. It marks the completion of the strenuous 6-month job-training program and represents a transformative journey towards a brighter future. Last week, we had the privilege of celebrating not just one, but two remarkable students who are graduating together and ringing the bell of triumph.

The bell ringing ceremony not only serves as a personal achievement for the graduates but also ignites a spark of inspiration within the entire SOME community. Witnessing the transformation and success of these students reinforces the organization’s mission to provide comprehensive job training and support to individuals facing adversity. The ceremony reminds us all of the power of education, perseverance, and the potential for positive change.

We are thrilled to congratulate Mr. Ade Lawson and Mr. Elgin Allen, two exceptional individuals who have demonstrated incredible determination and commitment throughout their time at SOME CET. Let’s take a closer look at their inspiring journeys:

Mr. Ade Lawson

  • CET Program: Building Maintenance Service Technician
  • Current Employer and Position: SOME/Porter
  • Words to Describe CET Experience: Enlightening
  • Words of Encouragement: “Finish what you start and never give up and never surrender.”

Mr. Elgin Allen

  • CET Program: HVAC (Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning)
  • Current Employer and Position: SOME Facilities Maintenance/Service Tech III
  • Words to Describe CET Experience: Dedication & Informational
  • Words of Encouragement: “Don’t give up and show up every day on time as if this is your job. Always carry yourself in a professional manner at all times. People are watching you, and remember, ‘To be early is to be on time’, ‘To be on time is to be late’, ‘To be late is unacceptable’.”

We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mr. Lawson and Mr. Allen for their remarkable achievements. Their graduation from SOME CET not only represents their personal success but also exemplifies the transformative power of education and perseverance.

The SOME Center for Employment Training (SOME CET) is a tuition-free adult workforce training program that prepares adult learners for national, industry-recognized certifications in healthcare and the building trades. By providing hard and soft skills training, adult basic education, and career development, SOME CET empowers individuals to move out of homelessness and poverty and into living-wage careers. We are proud to support their journey and celebrate their accomplishments.

If you’re interested in learning more about the SOME Center for Employment Training and how you can contribute to empowering individuals and transforming lives, please visit our website.

Together, we can continue to ring the bell of triumph and create a brighter future for all.