Graduate Returns to Previous Employer With a Degree and Better Position
Sep 17, 2012
Michelle Chenault, a graduate from the Lexington Campus who is working for MacLellan Industrial Services, has made the transition from the physical labor of industrial cleaning at the Toyota Plant to working in the company’s office using the computer skills that she gained from the computer applications technology and office technology professional programs.
Michelle worked for MacLellan for 14 years when she was laid off from the company. She had visited National College when her cousin attended the school and she knew that the layoff was her opportunity to earn a college degree.
While still in school, she was called back to work to clean paint booths in the plant but her college education hadn’t gone unnoticed by the company. “They came to me and said ‘We’re really behind in the office and we need some help. We know you’ve had Excel and all of the Microsoft applications. Do you think you could help us out?’” Michelle recalled.
Michelle loves working in the office at MacLellan and said she was recently introduced to the company’s president. “My boss has talked me up to him big time,” she said with a smile. She hopes to someday work in MacLellan’s corporate office.
Michelle hopes that her teenage daughter has learned how important it is to get a college degree. “I’m trying to be a good role model for her,” she said with high hopes for her daughter’s future.
Business: Office Technology Professional - Associate Degree (OTP)