College Was Too Expensive, Job Corps Was Just Right
Erick Carrasco works at a company that helps people with prosthetics, orthotics and compression solutions in Southern California. Erick manages the front office.
“I do insurance authorizations,” he says, “insurance verifications. I schedule patients. I speak to the patients. I speak to the doctors.”
After high school, Erick went to college. But it was too expensive.
“I feel like I needed a stable job first, and then I could go to school with my stable job.”
He heard about a free job training program called Job Corps.
“There are not a lot of opportunities that would give me that—so I had to take advantage of it and take advantage right now…I said to myself I have to do this, and I have to stick by it so that that way I can get a better career.”
He stuck with it, completing the medical office assistant program at the LA center. Erick thanks Job Corps for giving him the skills he needed to get a good job and take the next step to an even better future.
“I want to go to UCLA, that’s my dream school. But I’ll work, I’ll work, I’ll work until I can afford it…and Job Corps is helping me do that. I get paid really good here. I get paid really good.”