Charleston Job Corps Center

Charleston Job Corps Center- April Student Success, Aaron Brown

April 29th, 2016

CJCC April Student Success, Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown-20 arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center on September 10, 2015 from the local area. He entered the carpentry trade under the direction of instructor, Tommy Fitzwater. Brown completed his trade, earned his high school diploma through the Penn Foster online program and received his driver’s license while enrolled in the program.

Brown has worked to accomplish his goals while attending Job Corps and it has paid off. He will be employed at Gestamp, South Charleston WV as a Production Worker, starting at $12.00/hr. Gestamp is an international group dedicated to the design, development and manufacture of metal automotive components. Job Corps students are taught to set SMART goals: Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Realistic and Timely. Brown has learned through achieving his academic and career technical training that he can accomplish anything he sets his mind to do.

His future plans include enrolling in AmeriCorps to give back through community service. Brown would like to leave words of wisdom to current and future Job Corps students, “Stay focused, do what you have to do to succeed and don’t let anyone bring you down.” He appreciates all the hard work and efforts of the staff, especially his carpentry instructor, Tommy Fitzwater, training director, Sermario Wiggins, career services director, Andrew Walters, academic manager, Tanika Beverly and training secretary, Audrey Bailey.