Medical Assisting Students Brought Blended Cultures to Class

Through their differences, four of the recent graduates in the Medical Assisting program at Forsyth Technical Community College had more in common than their classes. Three are first in their family to graduate from college, three are first generation American citizens and one migrated to the United States from Nigeria. All of them give kudos to their instructor, Anna Hilton, and to all the instructors for encouraging them and supporting them throughout their program.
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Discovering His Tech Talents Early

Obed Cahua

After Obed Cahua graduated from high school, he decided to pursue a degree from a technical college.  Cahua is autistic and learns differently than his classmates.  Taking advantage of the educational options at Forsyth Tech, Cahua explained, “I really appreciated my school counselor who took time to share with me how I could take courses without getting burned out.” Cahua made the best choices to fit his learning style.

During Forsyth Tech’s Community Computer Clean-Up Day, Cahua worked in an area that comes naturally to him.  He volunteered to help people throughout the community who brought their computers in for the free service.  Cahua is a good listener, extremely patient and enjoys helping others solve problems.  His skills and knowledge of the computers was a valuable resource that day.

Cahua is a member of the Phi Beta Kappa Society and graduated with an IT-Technical Support & Services A+ Certificate and an IT-Technical Support & Services Helpdesk Certificate.  Cahua plans to continue his education and earn an Associates in IT.

Integrity and commitment are the two words that best describe Obed Cahua.

Forsyth Technical Community College Students Garner National SkillsUSA Awards

Fourteen students from Forsyth Tech won awards, including one gold and three silver medals, during the SkillsUSA competition in Louisville, Ky., June 24-28, 2019. This was the 55th annual National Leadership and Skills Conference (NLSC), a showcase of career and technical education students. Since the SkillsUSA state competition in Greensboro in April, students have prepared diligently for the national competition and their efforts paid off.
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