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Habtamu Gala

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Habtamu Gala is originally from Ethiopia and came to the United States when he was 18 years old. He initially arrived in Maryland and lived with his cousin for two months. He then lived independently and worked for almost two and a half years in shopping malls, gas stations, and restaurants before deciding to move to Sacramento, California. After finding out about Job Corps through a friend he met in church, Habtamu decided to enroll in Job Corps in September 2012.

At Sacramento Job Corps, Habtamu completed the HVAC trade in May 2013. He was then accepted to Sacramento City College where he is currently enrolled as a Mechanical/Electrical Engineering student. Habtamu recently received a Gold Medal Achievement Award from Sacramento City College for maintaining an overall 3.8 grade-point-average for the 2014 Spring semester. Sacramento Job Corps and Habtamu are extremely proud of his achievements.