We are proud to present our featured employees for the month of February. Diane Baccile, one of our Nail Instructor at our New Port Richey, Debbie Taylor, one of our cosmetology instructors in Spring Hill, and Eileen Guthart, one of our cosmetology instructors in Brooksville. We took some time to speak with these lovely ladies and heres what they have to say about their lives and careers in this wonderful industry and as a part of the Bene's family.
We asked Diane Baccile -
Who influenced you to work at Bene's Career Academy?
"Ms Joann and I have been friends for many years and When Ms Susie retired after 17 years of teaching, Ms Joann encouraged me to apply for the position, to which I am truly grateful. I have been here now a little over 5 years."
What has surprised you most about working at Bene's Career Academy?
"How rewarding it is. The students are great and as much as I give out being an instructor, I receive so much more. I have learned from them and they inspire me as well."
What do you wish people knew about Bene's Career Academy?
"If they didn't already know, I would want them to know that the people here really care about our students from Admission to Graduation and beyond. "
We asked Debbie Taylor -
What surprised you the most about working with Bene's Career Academy?
"I was so delightfully surprised, that I was working for a family, that is so giving to its community. I have never worked with such wonderful people, that are all about giving back to its community. It's such a warm family environment. And how are school touch so many peoples lives is just remarkable."
What is the best thing that has happened to you since you started working at Bene's career Academy?
"I would have to say, was our very first graduation ceremony. It touched my heart in such a way that it's undescribable. For some of the students it was the first time they ever put a cap and gown on. And could be so proud of their selves for something that they truly accomplished. Knowing that for some of them, it was a goal that they probably thought it would never come. But it did come , and now they have something to look forward to as a career, that they love not just a job. And I felt very honored to be a part of that journey with them, along with my other coworkers."
How would the students at Bene's Career Academy describe you?
"I have to say that's a tough question. Because us as instructors we often wonder how do they really feel about us. I'm hoping that they would describe me as somebody, who is very caring and very passionate about what I do. Even though I can be a real goofball at times. I also can be very stern, but that's only to keep them in a structured environment. So they can get the best education possible that our school has to offer them. And if they feel that I'm a little harder on them at times. It's only because I see they have the gift, and I would really hate to see that gift go to waste. Because then I feel like I've failed them. And believe me failure is something I don't want any of them to ever feel in their lifetimes. They all leave a lasting impression on me from the time they start to the time they leave. And I hope that my teaching, my passion for the craft. Will leave a lasting impression on them as well. Because it's just not about going to school at Bene's, it's also about feeling like you're a part of something special. And around instructors and a family owned business. That truly care about their students and their lives."
We asked Eileen Guthart -
What do you find most challenging about your job?
" Learning to be better acclimated with the computers."
What types of events do you participate in at Bene's?
" I participated in the Fall Festival and found it very rewarding to be able to answer questions and provide mini services to the public. "
What was your first impression of Benes?
" It's just so nice to see a family oriented full service college for all students to pursue their goals and dreams. "