Faces of Job Corps: Ryan Hillman from Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps

Faces of Job Corps: Ryan Hillman from Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps

Ryan is 20 years old and exited the Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps Center in Minot, ND, the beginning of December.  During his stay at Job Corps he completed the Welding trade.

Ryan Hillman’s future was not going as well as he thought it should be.  To change that,  he decided to come to Quentin N. Burdick Job Corps in November of 2009 and his life changed dramatically.  While at Burdick, Ryan completed the Welding Program in 6 months and certificated in American Welding Society, obtained his GED and is leaving with excellent employment in California. 

His welding and manufacturing skills have earned him the opportunity to build projects under the Career Technical Training (CTT) Program, which has always exceeded expectations in appearance and quality.  Due to Ryan’s leadership abilities, he was selected as shop foreman.  Ryan was a role model for the shop welders and others on Center.  Ryan is an exceptional employee with outstanding work ethics and a strong determination to succeed as a welder.  

Ryan is a persistent individual who has expressed clearly defined goals and has taken positive steps towards achieving them.  Job Corps provided him with the necessary social and work skills to become successful.  The thing he likes most about Job Corps is that it gave him another opportunity to prove to himself that he could have a better life.

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