John arrived at Miami without his high school diploma and with limited English-speaking skills. While at the Center, he completed the Carpentry trade, earned his high school diploma and joined the United Brotherhood of Carpentry Union.
Lead Carpentry Instructor Aleyda Rodriguez (pictured in front of John) ran into John at a union conference in Las Vegas. “Job Corps really helped him complete and overcome these obstacles and reach his goals. Success at Job Corps really does last a lifetime,” she said.