My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for Center for Employment Training - CET, San Jose, CA, USA
Why CET? CET Colton, as well as other CET locations, provides every effort to serving students and ensuring the mission and core values are honored. CET Colton is community, where we provide training and human development. As an instructor, I am a mentor, guidance counselor, advisor, confidant, cheerleader, and at times, a life coach. We have a supportive faculty with instructors and support staff to ensure students are ready upon completing their training to start their new career.
CET has been my home for close to 6 years now and I've worked with at least 500 students. Our students come from every walk of life, differences in gender, age, socioeconomic statuses, cultures, parolees, high school drop outs, Baby Boomers, and more. There has been so many success stories with small and gigantic celebrations. I'm thankful to be part of a nonprofit where I can demonstrate my talents and help others. As a philanthropist, I have worked for and continue to volunteer with quite a few non profits.
My favorite event of the year is always graduation. We fund-raise for most of the year to host the event in the summer. For the past several years, I have served at the coordinator of the event. It's sooooo much work but it's worth it. I love seeing our graduates in their cap and gowns and the smiles from the graduates, their friends, and families. It's an emotional time for me as well as them. Our graduates walk proudly along to the Pomp and Circumstance song as we all applaud them for dedication and hard work. I get to see graduates' kids holding poster board signs to congratulate their parents. It's awesome! For some of students, this will be their first time they will participate in a ceremony. While for some students, this is the first real accomplishment in their adulthood. As they walk on stage and their names are called, you can see the joy and satisfaction on their faces. This moment is priceless.
CET is not just a non profit or a training center, we are a community.