Career Credentials Stories

At Valencia College, we’re redefining workforce education so that it’s less linear. Rather than ask students to finish two or four years of college and then go into the workforce, we are arming students with credentials and nationally recognized certifications so they can go into the workforce and, if they choose to do so, they can come back and continue to build upon their credentials.

Warren Evans

From firefighter to surgical resident, Warren Evans credits Valencia College for sparking his love for learning.

Emma Lynn Ponds

Behind the Bay: Metallica Scholar finds empowerment through welding.

Geovanny Perez

After leaving military service, Geovanny Perez studied cybersecurity and computer forensics at Valencia. Now he's helping to catch bad guys, using his computer detective skills.