La Junta, January 30, 2020- Southeast Health Group’s Vocational Program graduated their first two individuals of 2020 earlier this month. John Viesca Loboto and Brandie Graham both achieved their graduation from the program by completing a minimum of 75% of the 15-week course with good attendance to both the classroom and shop experience.
The vocational program at SHG has two location options, one is Fuller Engine Service in North La Junta, and the other is the T-Shirt Palace in Rocky Ford. Both programs give participants a lot of hands-on experience in the shop portions, teaching them a variety of skills in the trade. The classroom involvement offers a range of skills that go from organization and communication to goal setting and how to be a leader.
“Each of these individuals has shown a great amount of dedication to not only completing the program but more importantly to themselves,” said David Eckhart, SHG’s Vocational Program manager. “They have each chosen to make a difference in their own lives and have learned that no matter what walk of life you come from you have something to offer, something to bring to the table. I have had the pleasure of witnessing their spectacular metamorphosis over the past few weeks and look forward to all they can accomplish.” David also said.
In order to participate in the Vocational Program, one must be a client of SHG. The program graduates anywhere from 8-16 participants a year, depending on participation. The program enhances workplace soft skills, aiding in the search for employment upon completion. Both programs are rolling, and participants can begin any time.
For more information about the vocational program, contact SHG at 719-384-5446.