Homestead graduates help students succeed

HOMESTEAD, FL (October 24, 2013) —ResCare Job Corps centers are creating leaders every day and the impact Job Corps students make within their community rarely goes unnoticed.

Homestead Job Corps Center graduate Benjamin Borges received a certificate of appreciation while visiting his mother, Testing Specialist Kathia Lounsbury.

Homestead Job Corps Center graduate Benjamin Borges received a certificate of appreciation while visiting his mother, Testing Specialist Kathia Lounsbury.

Homestead Job Corps Center graduate Benjamin Borges recently returned to his Alma Mater to visit his mother, Kathia Lounsbury, who is the testing specialist for the center and a contributing factor to Mr. Borges decision to pursue a Computer Repair Certification there ten years ago. The skills Mr. Borges obtained through Job Corps went on to help him earn an Associate of Science degree in Radiologic Technology from Kaiser College. Mr. Borges now works for NextMed as a lithotripsy technologist.

Mr. Borges shared with students his enthusiasm for his job to show the success they can achieve when they leave the Job Crops program. Mr. Borges thanked Job Corps for helping him focus on his future and encouraged the young people to “remain focused and remember what you came to Job Corps for – a better tomorrow.”

Homestead Job Corps Center’s Business and Community Liaison, Lesly Diaz, recognized Home Depot’s Andrew Zabielinski and recent graduate Natasha Ramirez for the L.E.A.P. award.

Homestead Job Corps Center’s Business and Community Liaison, Lesly Diaz, recognized Home Depot’s Andrew Zabielinski and recent graduate Natasha Ramirez for the L.E.A.P. award.

Natasha Ramirez, a business technology student, is another example of a successful Job Corps leader. She received the Local Employers as Partners (L.E.A.P.) award in conjunction with Home Depot. The award was presented to Ms. Ramirez and to Home Depot for providing students with jobs using the education and job training received through Job Corps. Ms. Ramirez recently graduated from Job Corps while working part-time at Home Depot. Upon graduation, Home Depot gave her more hours and a raise in pay.

Due to her positive attitude and excellent customer service, Ms. Ramirez is considered a valued employee.

“Natasha has been an invaluable asset to our team,” Store Manager Andrew Zabielinski said. “She has a positive and enthusiastic attitude, motivation to learn and a phenomenal work ethic.”

Author : Moriah Dietrich