A High School Diploma Just Wasn’t Cutting It, So He Went to Job Corps

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Traiveon Lowery walks down the halls of the Brunswick Job Corps Center in Georgia and reflects upon the decision to come to Job Corps.

“I believe if you put your mind to it, and that’s what I’ve done here, put my mind to everything, I feel like my future will be successful from Job Corps.”

Traiveon is studying to become a medical administrative assistant. He’s also the president of the student government association. Traiveon came to Job Corps after deciding he needed more in life.

“Well, I chose Job Corps because at home I wasn’t really doing anything. I had a high school diploma. It was hard for me to find a good job. I was tired of working at, like fast food and tired as working as a server.”

He realized that in order to become self-sufficient and be able to take care of himself and his family, he needed the certifications and skills training Job Corps offered.

“When you’re in high school it’s ok to have a little check. But as you get older, it’s like, OK, I’m starting to have more responsibilities. I have more things I want to do, more things I want to buy.”

Now, he’s months away from completing the program and will leave Job Corps with a solid foundation for a new and exciting career in healthcare.