MI_tylerforneyMiami Job Corps Center Information Technology (IT) student and Student Government Association (SGA) President Tyler Forney has charted his course with the Navy’s Nuclear Engineer program thanks to a score of 92 on his ASVAB.

Originally from Mobile, AL, Tyler enrolled in Job Corps at age 17 to earn his high school diploma and learn IT to further his military aspirations. Now 18, Tyler will receive both his diploma and his COMPTIA A+ certification next month and is prepared to ship out on April 29th.

His accomplishments were highlighted by Navy recruiter Will Harris, who said Tyler was the first nuclear engineer he put in the Navy.

Tyler said he chose nuclear engineering because he’s good at chemistry and math. “I believe I’m setting an example for everyone else… prospective students, new students and current students,” he said. “I have a lot of family members in the military. My brother is currently serving in the U.S. Air Force. My uncle is a U.S. Army veteran.”

Mary Geoghegan, Miami Center Director, said of Tyler, “He has grown tremendously during his time at Miami Job Corps. His involvement in our Student Government helped him to see his own great potential and he inspired others to follow his path of achievement. We are proud to have been part of his amazing journey.”

According to IT Instructor Jeffrey Poole, “Tyler displays a high degree of emotional maturity and understands the needs and requirements of SGA leadership. Tyler continues to develop a strong working rapport with other students in the Office Administration Trade by assisting other students. Tyler has received high scores on his MOS (Microsoft Office Suite) training and is certified in MOS Word.”

Tyler is a serious student and does not take his education and Miami experience lightly. He speaks eloquently about his Job Corps experience at many events and guides weekly tours of the Center for prospective student applicants.

What does his family think? “They’re elated!  They’re proud of where I started before Job Corps and where I am now,” Tyler said enthusiastically.

Anchors away, Tyler!