Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Student Receives a Congressional Medal of Merit!
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Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Student Receives a Congressional Medal of Merit!

Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center Office Administration student, Taisia Jambor was nominated by Center staff to receive the 2012 Congressional Medal of Merit Award from United States Congressman Justin Amash.  The medal is granted to students in the Congressman’s 3rd District who exhibit academic excellence, peer respect, community service, and school citizenship. 

After overcoming great adversity, Taisia enrolled into the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center in March of 2011 and quickly exemplified the traits of a Congressional Metal of Merit Award nominee.  She became a student leader, achieved her Microsoft Office User Specialist Certificate, completed the Office Administration Trade and recently earned her GED.  She is a role model to her peers, demonstrating academic success and positive school citizenship everyday.  Always willing to help staff and students, Taisia has volunteered many hours of her time to help improve the overall Center and local Grand Rapids community.  Her hard work and dedication resulted in her receiving a paid-internship with the Draper Group where she currently works as an Office Assistant.  And as a true testament of citizenship, Taisia is extremely respectful, positive, upbeat, encouraging, and humble. 

Taisia was awarded the metal by Congressman Amash during a special ceremony at the Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday, April 28th.  In total, 38 area high schools submitted nominations for the award. 

In May, Taisia will be exiting the Gerald R. Ford Job Corps Center program to attend an Advance Training Job Corps Center to receive training to become a flight attendant .  “I am honored to accept this award” states Taisia, “it was exciting to meet Congressman Amash and I am thankful that Job Corps has helped me to reach my goals.”

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