Following in the Footsteps of Her Father, This Young Lady is Changing Her Future

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Rebekah Carver, a student at Brunswick Job Corps is an intern at the Southeast Georgia Health System Senior Care Center. She works for painter Tommy Beckum. This is Tommy’s first time working with Job Corps.

“When my boss man,” he explains, “asked me to work with a Job Corps student, I had my doubts. And I told him, I said, ‘As long as they want to learn.’”

Tommy quickly found out that Rebekah wants to learn; in fact, she’s soaking up every drop.

“She is eager to learn. She does what I tell her. And she’s picked up on it pretty quick.”

Every stroke reminds Rebekah of her father who was also a painter and sadly passed away this year. She says her family always struggled financially, and that’s why she decided to study at Job Corps.

“I’m hoping to be able to get to a place where I can still have my trade and have a place of my own so that way I’d be able to make my own living instead of having someone else help me.”

Brunswick Job Corps has given Rebekah the tools she needs to succeed in life.

“They show you the path that you need to take. Without them, I wouldn’t be where I’m at.”

Tommy says young people need skills training in order to succeed in the workplace.

“They can’t be what they want to be without being trained. Somebody has to be there to train them. So, it’s a good program.”