NATIONWIDE (September 3, 2013) – Job Corps students are joining country leaders to work towards achieving a better tomorrow. In an effort to inspire continuing success amongst students, national representatives spread encouragement and experience through a visit to two different Job Corps centers.
At Guthrie Job Corps Center, students had the opportunity to hear U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe (OK), a loyal supporter and storyteller, share his life journey. A tale of inspiration, Sen. Inhofe spoke of beginning his career as an Army pilot and going on to become ranked as the number one outstanding conservative senator by Human Events, a conservative publication.
Sen. Inhofe also talked about the importance of students continuing their education and encouraged them to consider a career in military service.
In addition to Sen. Inhofe, Guthrie Mayor Chuck Burtcher also made an appearance. Rolando Martinez, a security cadet, met with him to discuss his work as mayor. It was a great opportunity for Mr. Martinez, whose dream is to become one of the first Spanish mayors in Oklahoma.
“The students learned a lot,” Joy Newton, Guthrie Job Corps business and community liaison, said. “They were very excited to meet Sen. Inhofe and Mayor Burtcher.”
Inspiration was also in the air at Homestead Job Corps Center when Florida Congressman Joe Garcia visited students at the center. During his visit, Congressman Garcia gave a motivational talk to students, encouraging them in their path towards successful careers.
“Education and training is so imperative for the future success of our young people,” Congressman Garcia said.
Students at Homestead Job Corps Center are challenged academically and technically by undergoing training in one of fourteen trades.
Congressman Garcia also spent time with students individually, talking with them about their success in the Job Corps program and listening to their future goals. Kenisha Davis, a security trade trainee, discussed the various community service opportunities she had been given through her experience training as a security officer.
Author: Moriah Dietrich