Reaching their Full Potential

CSM JOBS Program graduates D’Andre Gross of Owings

JOBS Celebrates Newest Graduates

The College of Southern Maryland Juvenile Offenders Building Skills (JOBS) Program graduation ceremony, on May 8, replete with students in caps and gowns, keynote speaker, dignitaries and an audience of proud families and friends, is modeled after commencement exercises to provide an evening of celebration following months of hard work.

 “When the program graduates walk across the stage to receive their certificates they can be proud of the hard work, discipline and dedication they strived for throughout this challenging program,” said CSM Vice President of Continuing Education and Workforce Development Dr. Dan Mosser.

Accepting certificates of completion for plumbing and HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), the 10 graduates were Rashad Bonner, Dustin Parker and Jordan Parsons of Lusby, Casey Bridgett of Mechanicsville, Kareem Bright, Sharief Grant and Brandon Swinson of Waldorf, Kenneth Cain of Indian Head, Jared Gamble of La Plata and D’Andre Gross of Owings. In addition to the certificates, several students were recognized for receiving Maryland high school diplomas, including Bright and Parsons. Additionally, Parker was awarded for Best Attendance, Bonner was awarded for Most Improved-HVAC, and Cain was awarded for Most Improved-Plumbing.

“Hold your heads high and aim to reach your full potential—the best is yet to come,” said student graduation speaker Cain.

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