Cleveland Job Corps Center

Cleveland Job Corps Student Success Story

February 12th, 2018

Tevon T.
Age: 21
Hometown: Columbus, Ohio
Center: Cleveland
Region: Chicago
JC Dates: February 13, 2017 – January 16, 2018
Career Area: Medical Assistant, Nursing Assistant, Private Security
Military Branch: Army MOS: Warrant Officer

During Tevon’s senior year at Bishop Hartley High School in Columbus, Ohio, he decided to drop out. He was working two jobs and had a vehicle, so he felt that life was good and was doing quite well for a man of his circumstances. However, one day something inside him told him that this life was just mediocre and that he was capable of much more. Day after day, the image of receiving his High School diploma and acquiring career skills kept replaying in his head, so Tevon decided to enroll in Job Corps.

Tevon walked through the gates of the Cleveland Job Corps Center on February 13, 2017, determined to make his visions a reality. He earned his High School diploma through the Penn Foster program at the Center, as well as completing both the Medical Assistant and Nursing Assistant trades. He also obtained certificates in Serve Safe, Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Certification, Federal Emergency Management and First Aid & Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation. Tevon enjoyed playing softball, basketball and participating in the 100 Black Men group.

“You are going to be tested and molded,” said Tevon. “But in the end, you will be better in the workplace and within your daily association…you will be prepared and driven.” Tevon contributes his success to all the staff and members of the 100 Black Men group, who assisted him from being a young adult to becoming the man he is today. He specifically acknowledges Medical Assistant Instructor, Angela Laureano, asserting that she is “Top Notch.” Tevon enlisted in the Army as a Warrant Officer. He plans to retire from the military, and continue his education to be a Certified Registered Nurse Anesthesiologist.