Cleveland Job Corps Center

Cleveland Job Corps Student Work Hard, And There Is Nothing You Cannot Accomplish

August 7th, 2017

Student: Lelexus Queen Broadnax
Age: 23
Hometown: Cleveland, OH
Center: Cleveland
Region: Chicago
Career Area: Pharmacy Technician
JC Dates: 10/11/16 – 7/31/17
Employer: Alive Chemical Solutions
Position: Lab Technician

“Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.”
~Brad Henry

Lelexus Queen Broadnax is no stranger to hard work and has a list of remarkable accomplishments! After graduating from Castle High School, Lelexus attended Cuyahoga Community College where she obtained an Associate Degree in Business Administration. She enrolled as a full-time student at Cleveland State University (CSU), while working at both Rite Aid and Metro Health. Upon discovering that CSU’s Pharmacy program requires a student to first earn a Pharmacy Technician Certification before enrolling into the higher education Pharmacy courses, she enrolled in Job Corps. “I realized I could benefit from Cleveland Job Corps’ personalized training program to get my certification,” stated Lelexus.

After the loss of a family member and dealing with a huge workload, Lelexus considered walking away. “I decided to stick it out and completed the Pharmacy Technician program, I earned my HIPAA, ServSafe, and CPR/AED first aid certifications,” expressed Lelexus. Although she was submerged in her education and jobs, Lelexus still found time to volunteer the last Saturday of every month at 5 Point Community Center passing out clothes, toys, shoes, and serving lunch to children and adults.

On August 18, 2017, she will graduate from Cleveland Job Corps and has recently gained employment with Alive Chemical solutions as a Lab Technician. Lelexus plans to become a Pharmacist and a Chemical Engineer. She aspires to research a cure for Lupus and Chronic Kidney disease. She also plans to own a home and raise a family someday. “Be grateful for what you have,” advises Lelexus.