Sam Carcione enrolled in Daley College to obtain his GED, but he’s gained so much more.

While taking high school diploma preparation classes through City Colleges’ Adult Education program, Sam took advantage of the Career Bridge program, which helps students earn an industry-recognized certificate at the same time.

Through the Bridge program, he took college credit classes in manufacturing, getting closer to earning his associate degree. Now, with his GED in hand, Sam is continuing his studies in manufacturing at Daley, which he plans to pursue as his career.

Studying at Daley College also showed Sam that he could excel in math, a subject he previously struggled with, and it inspired him to continue his education to get his bachelor’s degree.

“I feel like I can take over the world now,” Sam said.