Job Corps Experience Essay

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I attended Lake Clifton High School in Baltimore City from 2014. My high school was in the northeastern area of Baltimore City; I took a city bus to get there because I lived in west Baltimore. I chose to attend that school because my cousin and many of my friends were there. I fit right in and I felt comfortable because I knew many students. I only remained at Lake Clifton for two years because that high school was closed down by the Board of Education; the buildings were very old. After this happened, my mother discussed Job Corps and my older brother Tyquan told me about his positive Job Corps experience. Months later my mother enrolled me in Woodland Job Corps to complete my education and become more disciplined.

I was able to choose which career center to attend. I started Job Corps on April 12th, 2016. I decided to come to Woodland Job Corps in Laurel, Maryland because at this center only two students share a dormitory room. There was another Job Corps to choose, Woodstock Job Corps, but the center had four students
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The students here at Woodland Job Corps Center are very nice, helpful and I enjoy many of the students’ company. After a couple weeks in the program I began to socialize with less students and staff because I found myself getting into minor disagreements. For the most part staff at Woodland are caring and provide students with the support needed to complete the program. I believe that it was God’s decision for me to attend Job Corps. Job Corps gave me the advantage to be a seventeen year old with a trade hospitality. Obtaining my trade in hotel and lodging makes me more employable than most teens in my age range. Also I will have my high school diploma before age eighteen. I never thought I would be seventeen years old with the accomplishments I have. Even though I haven’t started work base yet my goal is to complete the program in December of this

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