Compton College provides foundation for budding entrepreneur
COMPTON --- Jonathan Minero enrolled at Compton College to turn his
passion into a career after working for several years following his graduation
from high school. The Compton resident is a health and fitness enthusiast,
who spent the last three years working full time, prior to the COVID-19
shutdown, as a personal trainer in Downey, Calif.
This year, he launched his own personal training business.
Minero is a 2020 Compton College graduate who earned an associate of arts
degree in kinesiology, a second degree in health studies and physical
education, and a certificate for personal training. He will transfer to California
State University, Long Beach this fall to pursue bachelor’s degree in kinesiology.
Minero applies some of the same disciplines to his studies that he uses in his
“I keep a goal book and journal my fitness activities and I read it every day,” he said. “As a personal trainer, I provide my clients with a fitness plan specific to their goals and then break it down into smaller achievable goals. I encourage them to make a commitment to themselves and take personal accountability.”
While at Compton College, Minero spent most of his time at the Library-Student Success Center as a student worker and took advantage of the numerous resources available there, including the computer lab, to aid in his studies. The Student Success Center was especially helpful to him as an ESL student. He said he found the Reading and Writing, and Math and Science Centers to be excellent places for tutoring.
“The library was one of my favorite spots on campus. I would rent books and spend hours reading there.” Minero said. “I like going above and beyond to help other students.
“I like Compton College’s small campus environment, close community, and small classes, [that] allow for more personalized instruction for students,” he added. “I appreciate that there is plenty of help and resources available at Compton College, and that there were always faculty, counselors and staff members ready to offer you a hand.”