Before Job Corps, Madison earned only $8 per hour at a warehouse job and lacked a high school diploma. She said that Gary’s Advanced Overhead Linesman training prepared her with the qualifications and knowledge to be one step ahead in her career.
Madison graduated in 2018 and entered an apprenticeship through Merchant Powerline Job Training and Safety Program. She makes $19.86 an hour and is scheduled for a pay raise every six months. Her next raise will be $21.28.
“Job Corps impacted my life greatly; without Gary Job Corps I wouldn’t be where I am today, with a great career, independence, and an education,” Madison said.