Cleveland Job Corps Center

Cleveland Job Corps Student Success Story

July 3rd, 2019

Hometown: Painesville, Ohio
Center: Cleveland Job Corps
Enrollment Dates: 10/22/18 – 05/31/19
Career Area: Nursing Assistant
Employer: Wickliffe Country Place
Position: State Tested Nursing Assistant

After graduating from Harvey High School, Shakia Smith began working in a factory as a Molding Operator. Feeling like she was in a dead-end job with no future, Shakia decided Job Corps would be her best option for success.

During her enrollment, Shakia was involved in campus activities. She served as President of G dorm, was a member of the cooking club, and often volunteered in the Recreation Department. Shakia completed the nursing assistant training on May 31, 2019. “Thank you, Ms.  Widener for motivating and helping me stay on track while I was in class,” said Shakia. “It was truly needed and valued during my journey.”
With the assistance of Work-Work Based Learning Coordinator Melonie Harrell, Shakia secured employment at Wickliffe Country Place as a State Tested Nursing Assistant. She plans to continue her education and become a Nurse Practitioner. “You can really do anything you want to if you put your mind to it and work hard at it,” stated Shakia.