Once again the drug treatment teens of Inspirations for Youth and Families were visited by the encouraging Dr.Darling from Sheridan Technical College (STC). Our drug treatment teens were able to discover STC’s diverse curriculum provided options into very lucrative career paths. They have an array of majors from welding to internet security.
STC offers career and technical study programs offering students the opportunity to gain skills in high wage, high demand occupational fields. They also offer an accelerated program for students to receive their high school diploma or GED.
Dr.Darling began by letting our drug treatment teens know they have the choice to impact their life for the better, just as they have done by seeking treatment. They have plenty of options available to them as teens such as dual enrollment options.
“Our dual enrollment programs allow you to experience the world of work as a high school student.”
He also gave some insight to our teens about how he took the opportunities he was presented with and made the best out of them. During his high school years Dr. Darling began taking a few trade courses that would eventually help to pay for his families’ well being while he was in college and his father was sick.
“I didn’t think much when I learned my trade during high school but I was able to earn money from what I had learned.”
“As high school students this is a great avenue for you to jump start your career. You don’t have to get into these programs but learning something new while gaining high school credit is a positive opportunity.”
Although Inspirations has drug treatment clients from all over the nation Dr. Darling hopes to educate them on the choices and opportunities they all have within their own districts.
“Some may not be come to our program and that’s fine they aren’t from here but the opportunities are the same in almost every state. The goal is get these teens to think about their future and the different ways they can go about achieving their goals.” – Dr. Darling
Read about Dr. Darling’s first visit to Inspirations here!