Job Corps has helped me further my education; going to college was never in my plans. But I’m very glad that I was encouraged to take this extra step.
While working at fast food restaurants in Crestview, Florida, Hannah Hamilton realized the low wage income she was earning was just not enough. She thrived for a better life for herself. This is when she heard of the Job Corps program and immediately enrolled.
Hannah Hamilton came to the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center in January 2013 from Crestview, Florida. During her enrollment, she has excelled at every personal goal she set. Hamilton is a full completer of not one, but two trades: Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Office Support. Hamilton is a former Student Government Association officer and Work-Based Learning achiever.
Hamilton is now taking full advantage of the college programs offered through Job Corps at the Madisonville Community College. On May 26, 2015, the Madisonville Community College Scholarship Committee awarded Hannah the Owen Badgett Scholarship which is a projected amount of $1,000. Hannah is the first Job Corps student within the last two years to be accepted into the MCC nursing program. In Spring 2015, she also landed her name on the MCC Deans List.
Robbie McGehee, College Coordinator, states “Hannah continues to prove herself as an excellent role model for all students on campus. She has great communication and leadership skills and has repeatedly proven to be a very hard worker, which is one of the reasons why she was awarded this scholarship. I’m very proud of her as I’m proud of all the Job Corps students moving on to higher education at MCC.”
Hannah says, “I am truly grateful for the staff who have supported me throughout my two years in the Job Corps program. Job Corps has helped me further my education; going to college was never in my plans. But I’m very glad that I was encouraged to take this extra step that will only benefit my future in the long run.”
Hamilton’s future plans are to continue her education at a University to obtain her BSN (Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Staff of the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center and Horizons Youth Services are very proud of all Hannah’s accomplishments!