“Keep working towards your dream… things may seem rough, like they are out of view or out of touch… but, if you keep working towards it you’ll get there eventually”
Courtney Harris is a 2019 YBNCWV graduate. Courtney obtained her High School diploma in 2013, but had a hard time finding employment because she didn’t have any professional experience.
“I had applied for jobs all over Elkins and because I didn’t have any job experience, I couldn’t get hired anywhere” –Courtney Harris
Once enrolled at YBNCWV, Courtney was able to gain the necessary professional and personal development she needed to join the workforce. She obtained many certifications (First Aid/CPR, OSHA and many more) and attended courses through Garrett College like Office Administration and Med Prep. Courtney’s main goal was to be self-sufficient and obtain a good quality job. Courtney was hired by Davis Medical Center (local hospital), where she volunteered while enrolled at YBNCWV. While volunteering at the hospital, she helped with scanning patient documents. Courtney was appreciated so much as a YBNCWV volunteer, that the hospital personnel thought Courtney would be a perfect fit to join their team—she was hired the week before graduating the YBNCWV program and she now works in the Patient Registration Department and has college credits at Davis and Elkins College. Courtney’s goal is to obtain a double major in Art and Education. Her dream is become an Art teacher.