Clearfield Job Corps Center held their monthly graduation on June 28, 2018 honoring 22 high school graduates and 46 full program graduates. Nikki Garcia, Student Leadership Representative, welcomed family, friends, and staff to the graduation. Nikki encouraged everyone to welcome the graduating class of June 2018. The ceremony began with the Bulldog choir singing the National Anthem.
Nikki Garcia welcomed Braylon Washington, UAW graduate, to the stage where he delivered a speech detailing his experience at Clearfield Job Corps. Braylon’s words moved the crowd when he expressed, “It was a life changing opportunity once I stepped on to the Job Corps grounds. Staff made me feel like I could accomplish anything.” Nikki presented him with a certificate of appreciation and welcomed the next student graduate speaker.
“Job Corps changed me to the person I knew I could be, and challenged myself to make my family proud of me,” Joseph Bardgett explained to the audience. Joseph completed the Culinary Arts program and has received all of his certifications for his trade. He thanks all the staff for the constant support he received, and gave a special thanks to the Residential Advisors who became family to him. Joseph also had a message for all future students, “Stay strong when faced with challenges, remember the reason why you are here.” Nikki Garcia also presented Joseph with a certificate of appreciation, and applauded his speech with the audience.
Santiago Sandoval, Training director, presented the high school graduates, and full program graduates to their families, friends, and staff. Mr. Sandoval recognized all staff for the support they have given to all the students, and presented the graduates to Dave Magdiel, Finance and Administration Director. Mr. Magdiel concluded the program with the tassel ceremony where all students joined in commemorating their experience.