Twenty-one-year-old Patrick Doepfer is on track for success in the transportation industry, thanks to the training and education he received at Washington, D.C.’s Potomac Job Corps Center. Patrick attended transportation training at Potomac through the Transportation Communications International Union/International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers, which also arranged his job shadowing at the U.S. Department of Transportation. From there, Patrick’s interest in railroads grew.
The Johnstown, Pa., native graduated from Job Corps last year and was hired by the Federal Railroad Administration as a railroad safety inspector trainee in Georgia. He should become a full time inspector by 2013.
Job Corps “put me in touch with the right people at the right time,” Patrick said about the program. “They are right on their game.”