Business & Technology Student Spotlight: Kimberling Villafuerte

Eastern Center for Arts and Technology (EASTERN) Business and Technology Professional/Cheltenham High School senior, Kimberling (Kimmy) Villafuerte, is currently working on her college applications and essays. Her essays focus on overcoming great challenges and achieving success through hard work and dedication. Her goal is to attend Penn State Abington to pursue a degree in Rehabilitation and Human Services. She will transfer nine college credits earned through the Business and Technology Professional dual enrollment partnership with Montgomery County Community College.

As a sophomore at Cheltenham High School, Kimmy decided to visit a few programs at EASTERN. As someone who takes pride in her writing and organization skills, she chose to enhance her skills and prepare for college in EASTERN’s Business and Technology Professional program. Born and raised for much of her life in Mexico, Kimmy worked hard to master the English language and then to overcome some physical challenges she endured after a serious accident in 2014.

Learning to adapt and overcome physical and emotional challenges have given Kimmy the strong desire to help others that have been in a similar situation. She plans to become a social worker, and eventually attain her law degree.

“The education I received at EASTERN has better prepared me for college and given me more confidence in all aspects,” said Kimmy. “The atmosphere at EASTERN is one of support and encouragement. Choosing a program at EASTERN and getting a head start on college was a great choice for me.”

The Business and Technology Professional program will prepare students for a career in a professional business environment. In this two-year half-day program, students study the current Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Students will leave the program well-versed on creating spreadsheets, composing correspondence, managing databases, creating presentations, document management and on the use of office machines. Students will enhance their communication, independent thinking, problem-solving, interpersonal, and soft skills. For more information on the Business and Technology Professional program, please visit www.eastech.org/eastern-programs/bus/.

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