Success Stories

Where are they now?

West Shore programs combine hands-on learning with solid academics. Our graduates are prepared to continue their education, enter a professional program, and/or begin employment. West Shore is proud of its graduates. Please enjoy reading about their continued success and how West Shore prepared them to meet the challenges of the 21st century work force.  


Andrea Oltean, Cleveland State University
West Shore Program: Health Careers
College: Cleveland State University
Major:Speech and Hearing

Click here to read how Andrea's experiences in Health Careers has prepared her for her college studies in a medical field and influenced her decision on her career path.

Jacob Kerber, Cleveland State University & Best Buy
West Shore Program: Electronic Engineering Technology
College: Cleveland State University
Major: Marketing

Click here to read how Jacob's experiences in Electronic Engineering brought him early entrepreneurial success and a college scholarship.

 Nick Petiya, Ohio Technical College
West Shore Program: Auto Technology
 College: Ohio Technical College     
Major: BMW Step Training Program
Click here to read how Nick's hard work and determination are setting him up for a successful automobile industry career.

 Nicholas Roche, Kiewit Corporation
West Shore Program: Construction Trades
 College: Bowling Green State University      
Major: Construction Management
Click here to read how Nick was prepared for his internship search which landed him an outstanding opportunity for his freshman summer experience.

Ashley Licciardello, Thomas Kelly, O.D and Tri-C
West Shore Program: Medical Office Management
College: Cuyahoga Community College      Major: Ultrasound Technician
Click here to read how Ashley's job placement through her West Shore program evolved into a full-time job.

Robert Anderton, Honda USA
West Shore Program: Auto Technology
College: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology      Major: Mechanical Engineering
Click here to read how early real-world experiences helped him set his career direction.


Wallace Pattison, Lockheed Martin

West Shore Program: Electronics  
College: University of Akron       Major: Electrical Engineering
Click here to read about Wallace's path to earning the 2013 Employee of Year award at Lockheed Martin.

   Ben Giuliano, Honest Charley Garage

West Shore Program: Auto Technology
Post-Secondary Program - Wyoming Tech
Click here to read about Ben's desire and determination to find a fufilling career.


  Nicole Matthews

West Shore Program: Interactive Media
College: Cleveland Institute of Art             Major: Photography
Click here to read about Nicole's inspiring photography.


Steve McMasters, Hurricane Labs

West Shore Program: Networking/Cisco
Click here to read how Steve hit the ground running in the workplace.


 James McMahan, Faiview Hospital

West Shore Program: Health Careers Technology
College: Cleveland State University
Major: Nursing
Click here to read how James' Health Careers experience is aiding him in his goals.

 Dan Twardesky, Datacore Consulting

West Shore Program: Networking/Cisco
Click here to read how West Shore's Networking Program connected Dan to early employment.  He is continuing to have success at DataCore.  He was promoted to Supervisor in early 2015.

  Andrew Schulte, Nissan USA

West Shore Program: Auto Technology, Project Lead The Way
Post Secondary Insitution: Universal Technical Institute
Click here to read how West Shore helped Andrew turn his childhood dream into a reality.

   Zach Hogya, Student Heidelberg University

West Shore Program:  Construction Trades
College: Heidelberg University
 To read about how Zach is continuing to build success, click here.

 Jessica Dugan, Graphic Designer at Black & Decker   

West Shore Program: Interactive Media 
College:  University of Akron  Major:  Graphic Design
Click here to read about how West Shore prepared Jessica for success in her profession.

  Buki Ukishini,  Student Cleveland State Univeristy

 West Shore Progam:  Medical Office Management
College:  Cleveland State University   Major:  Occupational Therapy
To learn how West Shore made a difference in Buki's career path, click here.