For Virginia Einsig, enrolling at Woodland Job Corps Center on October 6, 2009, was a life saver.
Before Job Corps, Einsig lived with either her dad or friends because unemployment left her economically unstable. She wanted to attend college, but sadly did not have the resources. Her dad saw a television commercial about the Job Corps program and gave the phone number. She contacted the outreach and admissions department to set up an appointment and has not looked back since.
From the beginning of the program, culinary arts appealed to her. She learned how to apply the tools of the trade and became certified in serve safe, one of the highest recognized credentials in hospitality. After completing training, Einsig was scheduled into career transition readiness GRAD 90 program at Woodland and then selected for work-based learning with Sodexo USA at the National Security Agency (NSA) located in Fort Meade, MD.
Applying her accomplished skills in the workplace, Einsig was offered full-time employment at Sodexho as a prep and line cook. She earns $10.25 per hour plus benefis and has many opportunities for advancement.
Einsig moved into her own apartment, closer to her new job and is now doing well. Through hard work and dedication she turned her life around with the help of Job Corps. Einsig’s story exemplifies Woodland Job Corps Centers’ mission of changing lives.