Never Let Anyone Tell You That You Can’t, Because You CAN!


Stacey was working low level jobs, earning minimum wage, all while going to school full-time. She had hopes of making a better life for herself and was tired of working dead-end jobs with no chance of advancement. She knew the key to success was a solid education. Stacey did extensive research on schools in Los Angeles, but no other school offered her the fast track, quality education that ORT provided. At ORT, Stacey could earn her degree in half the time and get started right away. 
By August of 2011, Stacey was fully enrolled and on her way to a career. She loved the mechanics of business management and the applicable training she learned from her business professor, Mr. Gast. “He was the perfect professor for the business program because of his experience in the business field,” remembers Stacey. 
Stacey graduated from LA ORT’s Business Management program in September of 2012.  Once she graduated, she was hired right away at Silver International, from a pool of dozens of applicants for the job. She credits the speed of the hiring to ORT’s recommendation and her new degree. She is now working as a sales representative and handles online vendor accounts. In her new position, Stacey gratefully uses the skills she was taught in her communication course to build professional relationships with her co-workers and her customers. Although Stacey has only been with the company for a few months, she is already earning 35% more than before, and she is due for a raise in the next few months. 
Stacey’s ultimate dream is to run her own company. She thinks that she now has the skills to make this dream into a reality in the foreseeable future. To future students, Stacey offers this advice, “Never let anyone tell you that you can’t, because you CAN!”
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LA ORT is a group of nonprofit junior colleges in Los Angeles and Van Nuys provide career training in short term courses.

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