Congratulations, CEL Graduates!

Graduate Sky poses in her gown with Kendra Brohman and Erin Jones
(OSSD Program graduate Sky poses with Principal Kendra Brohman and Credit Lead Erin Moore)
For the first time in two years, The Centre for Employment and Learning (CEL) hosted an event to celebrate the graduates of its Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) Program page on CEL website
70 adult students were recognized at this special event, accompanied by family, friends, and CEL staff. 
Site Coordinator and Lead for ESL, Credit, and PSW Programs Erin Jones says, "The event is always special because it celebrates our adult graduates and recognizes their achievements. Our adult students work, have families and other adult responsibilities but still took the time to invest in earning a high school diploma."
Moore says that walking through the door and finding the courage to get started on a high school diploma is hard, but "we see their confidence grow as they complete credits. A high school diploma has allowed our graduates to pursue that job they always wanted that was out of reach before or go onto college or university or other training programs. For some of our graduates this is the achievement of a long-time goal."
Congratulations to all graduates! Your accomplishment is inspiring and we wish you all the best in your next chapter.
Aladdin poses in his gown with his diploma, red, white, and blue balloons in backgroundf
Aladdin poses with his diploma
Jamie accepts her diploma on the stage from Principal Kendra Brohman and program lead Erin Jones
Jamie poses on the stage with her diploma and Principal Kendra Brohman and Credit Lead Erin Moore
Judah poses in front of red, blue, and white balloons
Judah shows off his diploma
Student Nicole poses with program lead Erin Jones
Erin Moore and Nicole
Student Sky poses with flowers
Credit program staff pose together
CEL Stratford Credit staff and Principal Kendra Brohman