Following the Accounting Path
Shabbir is the father of two beautiful children. Helping them to be successful is his primary goal. In 1992, he came to the U.S. with little English and money. After receiving his GED from the Community Learning Center, he soon realized that his employment prospects without further education were very limited. He also struggled at home to help his children with their homework which brought shame and guilt. After working for thirteen years at the same job, Shabbir unexpectedly lost his job when the business closed. As a 2014 graduate of the Community Learning Center’s Bridge program, he is now poised to begin his postsecondary education in Accounting at Bunker Hill Community College.
Self-esteem and confidence are also important things Shabbir would like to gain from his college education. He is determined to get the education and training to improve his life and be a successful example for his children. He also dreams of volunteering in his community school to help his community become stronger and to build new relationships.
Shabbir loves working with numbers and Accounting, to him, is the perfect vehicle for him to successfully provide for his family. He also plans to go on to a Bachelor’s Degree at UMass after completing his Associates.
* Bridge to College is an eight-month program that prepares students of all ages to succeed in college-level courses. Participants work on their reading, writing, math, computer, and study skills. To graduate, they must complete a portfolio of their work, a resume, and a research project and apply to colleges and for scholarships.