L.H. knew he had ability, but couldn’t seem to get his life together. That changed in December 2009, when he enrolled in Job Corps. Residing in the nearby community of Stroudsburg, he entered the program with a clear vision of his future. His goal was to join the military and persue a career in health care.
Within six months following his enrollment he achieved enough credits to earn his high school diploma from Penn Foster High School. Shortly afterwards he completed his training as a nurse assistant, passed the state nursing assistant (CNA) certification exam and performed in an outstanding manner on workbased learning at St Luke’s Pavilion, a local nursing and rehabilitation facility.
Upon accuring 675 training hours he began the Army’s enlistment process. Graduating in August from Keystone and awaiting his enlistment date he was hired as a CNA by the Golden Living Center in his hometown. Golden Living one of the nation’s leading senior health care companies was certainly sorry to see him leave, but supported his decision. In February 2010, he began basic training.
Mrs. B. his career transition counselor described him as one of the most focused and pleasant people she ever met. She is confident he will be successful as he begins his career in the military.