Meet Our Alumni/Graduates of the Quarter
By NJCA in General
Meet Alumni/Graduate of the Quarter: Kevin Galloway
Kevin Galloway recently graduated in April 2020 with an Automotive Service Excellence (ASE) certification. Prior to joining Job Corps, Kevin was working at a storage facility but decided he was sick of how he was living and wanted something more. He now works at Keep it Running Automotive.
Q: What did you study at your center? What extracurricular activities were you involved in?
A: I studied Automotive Technology, and worked at All American Transmission, in Madison Heights VA.
Q. How did Job Corps prepare you for work?
A: Becoming a real man: working to get my own car and apartment.
Q: What advice do you have for other Job Corps students:
A: Keep pushing.
Meet Alumni/Graduate of the Quarter: Elijah Taybron
Prior to joining Job Corps, Elijah Taybron worked as a FedEx package handler. When he joined the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center, he studied welding, received a 1G certification and graduated in 2019. Elijah now resides in Newport News, Virginia, utilizing the skills he learned with us as a welder for the Newport News Shipyard. He also served as a peer counselor, helping others to succeed in the program.
Q: What led you to the program?
A: I saw that it was a good opportunity that could lead to more income as well as becoming financially independent.
Q: How did Job Corps prepare you for work?
A: Job Corps prepared me for work by teaching me how to be a good
employee. The Career Success Standards I learned showed me that it is not only important to have a trade, but to have ‘soft-skills’ that directly
translate to the workforce such as the ability to problem-solve or effectively