St. Louis Job Corps Center’s Lawrence Jones, an Home Builders Institute Construction graduate, was hired on as a Forklift Operator for Volt Workforce Solutions and is currently working full-time at BioMerieux. He earns $12.50 per hour.
Lawrence is also a full-time student at Vatterott College’s ex’treme Institute by Nelly (EI).
“I Absolutely love EI and I love my job” he said. “I am studying to work in the Recording Engineering & Producing industry while working, and Job Corps helped make it happen.”
Lawrence is working on his Associate of Occupational Studies. The program includes instruction in sound equipment operation and maintenance; audio editing; audio recording; audio mixing; sound engineering; beat making, record production, and working with producers, editors, directors, artists, and production managers. Lawrence plans to eventually enter the recording field, although he hasn’t nailed down his preferred occupation yet. He still has plenty of time to decide, as he completes his studies.