Youth Sleuth Presents: Muretza Alexander "Failure is not an Option"
Muretza Alexander believes that every bump in the road is just an obstacle to overcome. When Muretza entered Palmetto Youth Connections, she had no idea of the bumps she would have to overcome to meet her goals.
Muretza came to Palmetto Youth Connections as a high school graduate. She enrolled in Palmetto Youth Connections with the goal of obtaining a credential in the medical field and she committed to the program right away.
Before entering Medical Administration Assistant training, Muretza met with her Career Coach, Jeff Hinman. Mr. Hinman assessed her interests and referred her to Career Smart and Customer Service training thru the National Retail Federation. She found both of these training workshops helpful because they helped her solidify the employability training she received in high school.
"I took advantage of Career Smart and Customer Service training because I love new learning experiences and know that any information will only make me stronger. The more I learn the more I'm prepared for success in the future," said Muretza.
Mr. Hinman was impressed with Muretza's drive and confidence as she reached each of her goals. Muretza was nearly finished with the Medical Administration Assistant training program at Trident Technical College when the first obstacle to overcome halted her in her tracks. Muretza gave birth to her son towards the end of training and was placed on medical leave due to unexpected complications from the pregnancy. She questioned whether she would complete the course or not but then remembered the guidelines she lives by.
"Failure is not an option," Muretza said. "My Career Coach helped me make a plan with my teachers at Trident Tech to make sure I could make up the work I missed and still graduate with my class," she continued.
Muretza did her school work when her new baby was sleeping and remained focused on her goal. Even when other people doubted her ability to succeed, Muretza kept pushing thru each obstacle.
"I was extremely pleased with the way Ms. Alexander dedicated herself to overcome her situation and achieve her goal," said Career Coach, Jeff Hinman. "Despite all the setbacks, she graduated with her class on time and I couldn't be happier for her," he continued.
Muretza hopes to grow from her experience and will continue with medical training in the military in the future. She says she will do whatever it takes to continue her education and be a role model to her family and peers. She continues to believe that any obstacle in her path is just a bump in the road.