...fell in love with the cosmetology program.
“I knew I wanted to go into a profession I can use in the future,” Rawles said. “I have it here it is fun, everyone is nice.”
A few doors down in the auto service technology program, Jerrod Sawyer, a junior at Lakeland High School, was working under the hood of his blue Ford Ranger.
Sawyer, who has always been interested in automotive mechanics, jumped at the opportunity to enroll in the course at Impact Institute after moving back to the school district this year.
“I was really excited,” he said.
After high school, he plans on pursuing a career in the automotive industry.
Impact Institute also serves the four-county area by offering adult education classes. Those classes include preparation for high school equivalency or diploma, adult basic education, literacy services, English language acquisition, end of course assessment, occupational skills training, preparation for college and career.
For more information on the programs offered by the Impact Institute, visit impactinstitute.net.