Couple's hard work pays off

January 13, 2009 3:26:01 PM PST
A Houston couple overcame difficult odds to secure a better future for themselves and their children. Emile Mayshack and his wife, Kellie Henderson, had three children between them, dead-end jobs, low expectations, and nothing more than a high school education. To provide for their children, Emile, 29, signed up last year for sterile processing technician training at MedVance Institute and convinced Kellie, 29, to do the same. Kellie, pregnant with their fourth child, attended classes in the evenings and cared for her children in the daytime. Emile worked full-time as a security guard and later as a pawn shop assistant when he wasn't going to school.

The two worked as a team. They helped each other with homework and never missed classes. They became role models for other students. Kellie completed the seven-and-a-half month program with an A average and Emile got nearly perfect scores as well. Both were offered jobs at hospitals.

On Friday, January 16, Emile and Kellie will join approximately 70 others in graduating from MedVance Institute, a leading healthcare training school in Houston. MedVance Institute graduates are qualified for entry-level and support jobs in the healthcare field, one of the country's fastest-growing employment sectors, even in this flagging economy. They become radiologic technicians, medial assistants, coding and billing specialists, pharmaceutical technicians, surgical technicians and patient care technicians.

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