He Came to the U.S. to Improve His Life and Job Corps Was the Ticket
Video Recorded Before COVID
Ahmed Abdi is from Somalia. He immigrated to the United States about four years ago. Since then, he’s worked several jobs at the same time, but he felt he was going nowhere. So, he asked himself:
“Do you want to do this for your whole life? I then talked with my parents, and I said I want to go back and finish my education. And they said we’re going to support you if you want to do that. So, I went into Job Corps.”
Over the next year and a half, he earned his high school diploma and office administration certification at the Clearfield Job Corps Center in Utah. But Ahmed wasn’t done.
“I heard about this great program,” he says, “They call it the TCU training program.”
TCU stands for Transportation and Communications Union. He transferred to Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps in Minnesota. TCU has job opportunities across America and abroad, especially in the travel industry.
“I decided to go because I like to travel. And it’s about traveling and helping people and meeting new people. And they also offer me English classes. Right now, I go to my ESL classes in the morning time, and in the afternoon, I work trade schedule in TCU.”
Ahmed appreciates Job Corps and this country and looks forward to a job where he will enjoy himself.
“I couldn’t appreciate more what’s happening here. This is going to fix my whole life. This is one of my big dreams, because my dream is to travel the whole world. [The] TCU program is going to help me get a job, and I will be having fun and doing the job at the same time. It’s great.”