For Amy, her college career started as an adult with a photography class she never took. Amy worked as a high school secretary for 20 years. Severe dyslexia made her own time in high school difficult, thus setting her on a vocational track. She took advantage of countless professional training opportunities over the course of those 20 years, but never thought of herself as a potential college student. That is, until she built up the courage to attend a Community College of Vermont open house. Her plan was to take a photography course.
Plans, though, do not always unfold as we expect. Amy learned of the Assessment of Prior Learning program, which would allow her to earn credit for things she already knew. Amy took the course and earned 62 college credits. She used this incredible jumpstart to launch her into her college journey, eventually graduating with a bachelor’s degree. Upon graduation, Amy transferred her knowledge and experience to help students first as an employee of CCV and then VSAC. Amy leads by example, spending her days showing students that college is in fact within their reach.
- 62 Prior Learning Assessment credits
- 20Years as a high school secretary
- 1 New career