Congratulations to Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center graduate Daysha Norwood for being selected as one of the 13 semi-finalists for the National Job Corps Association’s Student Oratory Competition!
Daysha’s “Job Corps Works…And It Works For Me Too” speech shared how hard it was for her to grow up in the City of Detroit with very little and then lose her father, who had been someone she really looked up too, at a young age. After her father’s death, she choose to enroll at the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center in February 2011 to be a good role model for her younger siblings and to make her father proud.
While at the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center, Daysha completed the Culinary Arts trade, working in the cafeteria, served on Work Based Learning, and achieved Gold Card status. In December 2011 she transferred to an Advanced Training program at the Hubert H. Humphrey Job Corps Center in St. Paul, Minnesota where she is currently training to become a Flight Attendant.
Daysha’s speech exemplified the struggles of a young adult growing up in the inner-city and showed how Job Corps allowed her to gain the skills and experiences necessary to become independent and successful.