Muhlenberg Job Corps Center

Muhlenberg Job Corps Graduate Puts New Skills To Work

June 11th, 2018

Muhlenberg Job Corps graduate, Zach Castillo spent 139 days at the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center and it was well worth it according to him. In just under five months, Castillo completed the remainder of his high school credits, received his diploma, completed his Class B Commercial Driver’s License, became Green Environment certified, completed his OSHA 10 certification, became certified to operate a forklift, and became certified through the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER). With his work ethic and credentials, Zach had no trouble attracting employers offering jobs doing exactly what he loves to do-driving trucks. Castillo completed his education in Job Corps in March of this year, and soon began working for C&W Construction, operating a Class B tri-axle dump truck and working to obtain his Class A commercial driver’s license.

When asked about how Job Corps has impacted his life, Castillo said, “I came from a small town in Campbellsburg, KY. I wanted to get my high school diploma and my CDL but didn’t know quite how to do it. The Judge Executive of Henry County, John Logan Brent brought Job Corps to my attention and I figured it would be a good deal. The man was right! I didn’t have any experience driving CDL trucks until I went to Muhlenberg Job Corps. I knew how to drive a manual transmission, so all I needed was a truck to drive for my test. I am currently working at C&W Construction driving a Class B tri-axle dump truck making $17.00 an hour and LOVE it. I highly recommend Job Corps to the ones that really want something and are going to do anything it takes to make their dreams and goals become a reality. Just like I did! I am working towards getting my Class A CDL in the near future.”

Castillo’s former classmates remember him as an outstanding student. “He was a good truck driver and a hard worker” said one student in the CDL program who remembers working with Castillo. “He was really dedicated to his training and his future!” Said another.

Commercial Driving Instructor, Lewis Woodward said, “Zach was a great student! I would love to have a room full of students just like him!”

Way to go Zach! MJCC is proud of you for all of your accomplishments!