The students’ commitment to the program has left adjunct business professor Jim Revis astounded.
“It’s a dedicated bunch,” he said in the news release. “I’ve had two cohorts go though and both have been amazing in terms of the time they put into it.”
Both Nguyen, pictured above, and Ruiz note how their classmates also played a big role in their success.
“I admit it was very hard,” said Ruiz. “But I was able to accomplish my goals thanks to all the supportive people in my life, such as my teachers and my classmates. Without mutual support we would not have achieved it.”
“You also have copious amounts of support,” Nguyen said in a news release. “Not just from the faculty and staff, who really do want you to succeed, but also from your cohort.”
Classes will continue for some cohort graduates, as the IET model features stackable college credentials. Ruiz is now working toward her certificate of achievement in management and supervision.
Some from 2017’s first cohort are now seeking associate degrees.
JJC’s workforce education eepartment has its sights on expanding the IET model to other departments.
For more information, contact IET coordinator Michelle Lyman at 815-280-1335 or email@example.com.