st_marquisekingSt. Louis Job Corps Center’s Marquise King completed his Painting program and was hired full-time by TJ Wies, a member of the International Union of Painters and Allied Trades . Marquise is making $15 an hour.

His latest project includes serving as a painter and taper on the Barnes Jewish Christian Hospital expansion project, part of a long-term plan to transform the Washington University Medical Center.

“I love my job, and the people at Job Corps helped me connect with the work I want to do,” Marquise said.