Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center

Whitney Young CMA graduate is optimistic about new healthcare position

May 10th, 2019

Charonda Fletcher, age 18, completes her CMA career technical training in 8 months at Whitney Young Job Corps and lands a position with U of L Physicians Outpatient Center in Louisville, KY. Ms. Fletcher heard about Job Corps from a family friend and was skeptical at first, but after speaking with an Outreach and Admissions representative, she decided to give it a try. In only 8 months Ms. Fletcher earned several credentials to help to secure a position in the medical industry and her high school diploma. While at the Whitney Young Job Corps Center, Ms. Fletcher received tremendous hands on training via the Work Based Learning hours.

Fletcher recalls the first time she had to draw blood, she considered taking another trade, as she did not think she was capable of doing it, but thanks to the supportive staff and mentorship she looks forward to drawing blood from patients everyday and is good at it too. Coming to Whitney Young Job Corps gave Ms. Fletcher the practice and confidence to take on her new position with the U of L Physicians Outpatient Center. She was a dorm leader and dorm president and enjoyed volunteering at various activities off campus.

Now Ms. Fletcher is beginning a career in the healthcare industry that will help to provide for her and her family which is better than the fast food environment that she had prior to the career technical training she received at Whitney Young Job Corps. Congratulations Ms. Fletcher!