For the past few years, I lived homeless desperately seeking a job –any job-but could not find one. My circumstances worsened until I entered into a technology degree program at a local community college with the help of the Opportunity Grant.
President Obama’s vision for strong American community colleges and support of the Opportunity Grant helped me overcome the challenges I was facing while preparing for a career in a highly competitive Hi-Tech Industry. In 2009, he initiated the Educate to Innovate campaign designed to provide more opportunities for game design and development students, like me, to receive the training they need to be better prepared and more competitive for future jobs.
I am grateful to President Obama for his dedication to helping me to achieve my dreams. His support helped me to receive Faculty Honors, become Vice President of the Honor Society, and selected as student delegate to China. And yesterday, I landed the first job interview in over two years with a successful technology company.
President Obama has given me hope for a better future.
Thank you, President Obama!!