Last week, I announced the reopening of new student enrollment at @DOLJobCorps.
Their job training and educational opportunities have given students like Daniella a pathway to earning a degree and finding a meaningful career.
— Secretary Marty Walsh (@SecMartyWalsh) October 19, 2021
I got my start on the road toward success at Job Corps.
After attending several schools in my hometown, my grandmother recognized my potential and believed that Job Corps would be a life-changing experience. She was right.
Upon learning about Job Corps and its many career and skill-building resources, I thanked my grandmother, and signed up. After I got accepted and approved to be a residential student at a Florida center, I found that was the ideal training program that would help make an impact in my life. It took me just about 15 months to complete an in-demand program in business and two tries at earning my high school diploma.
I can’t leave out the lifelong friendships, incredible networking opportunities, field trips, workshops and one of my most memorable achievements – graduation day. Those were all critical to my amazing Job Corps experience and offered lots of fun, too. Since graduating Job Corps, I’ve earned two college degrees, a considerable number of awards, a variety of certificates, lead a local branch of the NAACP and have had over 15 years of career success within education.
Thank you, Job Corps, and all the best for another 57 years of service.