"Workforce Education at Green River was VERY instrumental in allowing me to go back to school, and I'm grateful for all the assistance I received and continue to receive." - Genie L, Green River Student

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Mar 5, 2013

Student Success Profile: Roberta Marta

Today's student success profile features a brief Q and A with Roberta Marta. Roberta is a Workforce Education student who is enrolled in the Accounting program at Green River. Training in this field enhanced Roberta's project management background. In fact, she started a new job last month as a project manager with a local company. Check out her story below!

Hi Roberta. Thanks for joining us on the blog. Can you tell us what it's like to be a student in the Accounting program at Green River?

Roberta: It has been a very fulfilling experience being in the Accounting program. Being laid off due to economic conditions was quite a struggle, but being able to work and improve my skill set within a professional environment was a big part of my success. My training gave me confidence in obtaining a new job. The instructors strive to help students reach their goals and get the most out of each course.

Can you tell us the story of how you decided to pursue training in this field of study?

Roberta: I chose the Accounting field to better enhance the project management background I have. All of the classes have been very applicable to my skill set and have aided me in my current job field. I started a new job about a month ago as a project manager with Potelco Inc.

What advice would you have for new students who are thinking about pursuing training in a similar field of study?

Roberta: I would highly recommend that others pursue similar training. I feel that Green River is a great place to freshen up skills or enhance the skill set you already have. In particular, the Accounting program is very applicable to many different career paths.
 $$$ Tip! All four Workforce Education funding programs - BFET, Opportunity Grant, Worker Retraining, WorkFirst - support Accounting pathways at Green River.