The Cleveland Job Corps Student Grateful for Support and Encouragement

After obtaining his State Tested Nursing Assistant certification, Cleveland Job Corps Center graduate Jeremiah Fields, 17, received an academic scholarship to Saint Xavier University in Chicago, Illinois. This Fall he will be entering their Registered Nursing program.

Jeremiah arrived at the Cleveland Job Corps center on August 9, 2019 and welcomed new experiences like having a roommate and campus life. When he was not focusing on his academics, Jeremiah assisted Residential Counselors in the dorms and participated in recreation activities. On February 5, 2020, he completed the program with his Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA) certifications and his High School diploma from Penn Foster. "My advice for students considering working in the medical profession is to be involved in your learning and always ask questions if you don't understand something," said Jeremiah.

"Before Job Corps, I was living at home with no previous work experience, no motivation, and I did not know how to fully take care of myself," admitted Jeremiah. "The support and encouragement I received from my Nursing Assistant Instructor Carla Widener, Counselor Terri Brown, and friends helped me get through the program. I would like to thank all the people who go to work every day looking to help people who are struggling."

Harriet Hadley

Business Community Liaison for the Cleveland Job Corps

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Volume 12, Issue 6, Posted 11:51 AM, 06.07.2020