Grad discovers missing piece to life
Jeanine Drier says Gateway Technical College helped her find the final, missing piece to her life -- and career.
“I was married, had kids, but I didn’t have a career,” she says. “I didn’t have that final piece to the puzzle that everyone should have. Gateway helped me to do that.”
Jeanine’s educational journey began when she found herself at a job she saw no future in at the same time she learned her husband had been laid off.
She remembers hanging up the phone after hearing his news and pondering the situation, concluding she wasn’t in a position to financially help her family like she wished. She had worked at seasonal jobs as a means to bring in a paycheck while she met the needs and schedule of her children, who were in school at the time.
“I said to myself ‘I have to get an education,’” says Jeanine. “I knew I wasn’t going to get a decent wage, or a career, without education.”