Fifteen years after graduating from the Gulfport Job Corps Center, 33 year old Chandar Landrum is returning to Job Corps. The Huntsville, Alabama native was recently hired as a Resident Advisor at the San Diego Job Corps Center, where he will work with young people in the center’s dormitories.
Mr. Landrum completed the Data Entry trade at the Gulfport Center before enlisting in the Navy, where he spent six years as an Aviation Electronics Specialist. “I learned discipline and accountability at Job Corps,” Landrum stated, “I became more independent, learned how to get along with people, and also learned how to manage the small amount of money Job Corps gave me while attending classes,” he smiled. “All of the training helped me prepare for the Navy and the other goals I pursued after the military.”
Mr. Landrum’s last assignment in the Navy was at Naval Air Station North Island, in Coronado, CA. After leaving the military he began working for United Parcel Service (UPS), while continuing his education. He has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Theology from International Apostolic University, and a Masters of Arts Degree in Human Services from Liberty University, specializing in Executive Leadership.
“I have a wife and two young daughters,” Mr. Landrum reported, “and will be working full-time at Job Corps, and part-time at UPS. I’m also a men’s counselor at a local church, and pursuing a Masters Degree in Counseling. My dream job has always been helping others: my ultimate goal is to open youth centers for young people.”