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Lucas Berry – GED Graduate 2016 Wastewater Treatment Plant Specialist, City of Grants Pass  Lucas Berry – GED Graduate 2016
Wastewater Treatment Plant Specialist,
City of Grants Pass 

Occupational Skills Training Certificate, 2018
Associate of General Studies, 2019
Honor Roll

“I have to say getting my GED, going back to college, and completely changing careers has been a journey.  When I decided to get my GED at the age of 39, I was not fully aware of what I was getting myself into.  It was this first step that started the chain of events that brought me to where I am today.  Looking back, I am very happy with making the decision to change careers. I am also very lucky to have been able to get hired at the Grants Pass Wastewater Treatment Plant. I feel lucky to be surrounded by great people…

School has been quite the journey, this was my first experience as a college student.  I did not know what I was getting myself into, college has been more of a challenge than I ever thought it would be.  Reflecting, it is hard to believe that less than two years ago I was a high school dropout, and now I am well on my way to completing my Associate’s degree in my early 40s.  The Occupational Skills Training (OST) Program was an incredible help with receiving critical on the job experience along with college credit. I cannot see how I would be in the position I am now without the OST program or support of RCC.”

Lucas Berry – GED Graduate 2016 Wastewater Treatment Plant Specialist, City of Grants Pass  Lucas Berry at wastewater Treatment Plant