MI_blattnerMiami Job Corps Center graduates were all sunny smiles as they headed for Georgia to join the Blattner Energy team.

Ronald Simeon, Tyrail Miles, Malliek Tittle and Yaaseen Nixon were all enrolled in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters & Joiners of America (UBC) Carpentry Pre-Apprenticeship Program at the Center. They strengthened their skills with help from their wonderful instructors, Aleyda Rodriguez and Luis Gonzalez.

Blattner Energy took notice of the four and hired them immediately upon completion of their trade. They will work as Helper/Craft Apprentices installing solar panels in Georgia at starting wages of $15 an hour.

The joint success story even caught the attention of the local Miami Community Newspapers.

“The job requires a lot of team work and these graduates have what it takes to work together to get the job done. I saw that while they were in their trade. They worked together and also served as leaders and mentors to newer students in their trade. I’m so proud of them,” said Center Director Center Director Mary Geoghegan (pictured here with the graduates).