Muhlenberg Job Corps Center

Muhlenberg Job Corps Center’s Student’s Determination, Hard Work Pays off

September 14th, 2020

Even though Liliane Umuhoza has not officially completed her Job Corps training, she already is working full time in the healthcare field. When Umuhoza was sent home after Muhlenberg Job Corps closed its campus because of the COVID19 pandemic, she immediately began to look for work. She was hired by Signature Health Care in Bowling Green, KY, as a Certified Nurse Assistant, making $12.23 an hour, on March 27th. In just a few months, she received the Signature Health Care SACRED SIX Champion of the Month award for employee excellence.

However, Umuhoza’s road to success was not always a smooth one. Umuhoza is originally from the Congo-Brazzaville in central Africa. When she relocated to the United States and enrolled at Muhlenberg Job Corps “she could barely speak a word of English, even struggling to say ‘Hello’,” Career Transition Specialist Whitney Sparks recalls. That soon changed as she worked hard to learn English, completed the CNA and Pharmacy Technician training programs, obtained the Electronic Health Records Certification and earned her High School diploma from Muhlenberg County Career High School.

Umuhoza still needs to complete the Career Transition Readiness coursework to finish the Job Corps program. Umuhoza credits the rigor of the Job Corps training program for her success today. Job Corps … careers begin here