Posts Tagged ‘Success Stories’

TLJC student success

March 29th, 2022

Our students here at Talking Leaves Job Corps have been working really hard to achieve their goals. Student Taryn Cunningham says, “TLJC helps keep her aligned with her life goals by offering the classes she needs”. Taryn was able to stay on coarse through COVID and obtain her GED on January 10th, 2022. She plans [...]

You may have seen Jay Burdine all around the country. During his interview, he was in Mississippi. Before that, he was in Kentucky, helping clean up damage from the recent tornado disaster. And even before that, he was in Hawaii. As an Americorps member, he’s seen a lot of the country. And working with FEMA, [...]

When Richard Way was a teenager, he enrolled at Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center. Thanks to that decision, he made history. “I was 16 years old, and needed a second chance in life,” Way said. “Job Corps helped me with that, and I’m very thankful.” Job Corps not only gave him his second chance, [...]

Weston Swint is a Tahlequah, OK native, Talking Leaves Job Corps graduate, and a member of the United States Army. Swint did not feel traditional high school education was for him so he left during his junior year and entered the TLJC program. “I graduated with a degree in Business Office Technology,” said Swint. “I [...]

This is the amazing story of  NTJCC graduate, Brooklyn Stevenson-Dejesus, who completed all the requirements  to start her career path in the Texas Army National Guard. Stevenson-Dejesus just completed the Basic Combat Training, which signifies her being physically fit and able to execute her duties at war. Her graduation was on May 12th and it [...]

Tattiana Gotlweski Jeremy Littleberry Tattiana Gotlewski and Jeremy Littleberry, two North Texas Job Corps Center students,  are excelling at Collin College.  Tattiana Gotlewski made the fall 2020 semester President’s List in her second semester at Collin College, and made the Dean’s List her first semester.  Gotlewski achieved this milestone by earning a 4.0 for the fall [...]

Dezmond Handy, a 2015 North Texas Job Corps Center (NTJCC) graduate from the cement masonry program is living his dream.  He graduated from Texas College in Tyler, TX in May 2020 and is now employed as a 7th grade Texas history teacher at Hector P. Garcia Middle School in the Dallas Independent School District.  He [...]

Congratulations to North Texas Job Corps student Tattianna Gotlewski, who made the Dean’s List this past spring semester at Collin College.  She entered her first semester of college in the spring with a course load of 15 credit hours and earned a 3.8 GPA while doing her class work entirely online.  Gotlewski is enrolled in [...]

Silverio Martinez, who completed the Patient Care Technician (PCT) career technical training program at North Texas Job Corps in February 2020 is now employed at CSL Plasma in Dallas, TX as a phlebotomist.  Martinez earned certifications in phlebotomy, and as an EKG Technician and Patient Care Technician.  He is currently makine an annual salary of [...]

William Martin graduated from the North Texas Job Corps on March 18, 2020, was hired by the Rock Solid Masonry Co. in Louisville, KY making $15 per hour.  Martin is in the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Local 4 – Indiana and Kentucky Bricklaying apprenticeship program.  William is on track to become a journeyman bricklayer.  [...]