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UTEC Winter Appeal

When I got released from jail, I got connected to UTEC while on house arrest. I wasn’t sure about it at first, but I had goals. I wanted to get my permit, my license, my diploma, a car, and a job.

Everything took a little longer than I expected, but the UTEC team kept me motivated. The way we celebrate every little accomplishment along the way made me feel appreciated, like I was really working towards something. And I also got to cheer on my friends as they worked towards their goals. It felt like a family, and I never gave up. 

It took me about two years, but I passed all my HiSET tests and graduated! The graduation ceremony was so dope. Along the way, I also accomplished all my other goals. Now I have my license, a car, my own place, and I’ve been working steady on an assembly line for six months.

It feels good! I am still in touch with the UTEC family, and it gives me confidence knowing they are always there to help me when I need it.