"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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Jun 18, 2013

Student Success Profile: Jayme Clark

Jayme Clark
Today's success profile features a Q and A with Jayme Clark. Jayme is a Workforce Education student who is wrapping up a Natural Resources degree, with an emphasis in Geographical Information Systems. Her future's looking bright—Jayme graduates this summer, and is going to work for the City of Seattle (where she's been interning since 2012) as an Invasive Species Technician. Check out her story below. 

Hi Jayme. Thanks for joining us on the blog. To start, can you tell us about the degree you're pursuing at Green River?

Jayme: I'm working toward an AAS degree in Natural Resources & GIS (Geographic Information Systems). It's an intensive 2 year degree of 125 credits in Natural Resources and GIS classes. In this program, I've spent a lot of time in the field practicing my technical skills. Those skills have put me in a great position for finding a job and getting started on my new career. I graduate this month—June 2013.

What lead you to pursue training in this field?

Jayme: I'm passionate about the outdoors and love being outside. I also wanted a career where I felt like I could make a difference. The Natural Resources program allowed me to work outside and make a positive impact on nature.

How has Workforce Education helped you towards completing your goals?

Jayme: Workforce Education has been great! I would not have been able to go back to school without them. My experience with them was very positive and I always felt like they cared about helping me. They explained my options for funding college, helped me fill out paperwork, and followed up to make sure I had what I needed to succeed.

You're nearing completion of your degree. Congrats! What are your future plans?

Jayme: I've been very lucky—I have a lot of career options. After one year in the Natural Resources program, I was hired as an Intern for the City of Seattle where I've been since June, 2012. After graduation, I will continue working for the city as an Invasive Species Technician in their municipal watersheds. I really want to say thank you to the staff at Green River, Workforce Education, and my instructors in the Natural Resources program!
$$$ Tip! All four Workforce Education funding programs—BFET, Opportunity Grant, Worker Retraining, and WorkFirst—support the Natural Resources-GIS option degree at Green River.