Job Corps
Student Story

Josiah Moore

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If you want something, set your mind and heart to completing and achieving it to the best of your ability and nothing will sway you! You will surprise even yourself!

Tired of bouncing from one job to the next and tired of the effect that it had on his living situation and life in general, Josiah Moore came to Clearfield Job Corps from Denver, Colorado at the age of twenty. He had friends that were successful at Job Corps, and Josiah decided to research the Job Corps program. He made the decision to “change my situation, my attitude, and my life!”

During his second week on campus, he was appointed to an important student leadership position - Independent Living Dorm officer. Shortly after he was elected Vice President.

Josiah chose to pursue a trade in the electrical field while waiting for the results of his G.E.D. He had high enough scores to choose any trade he wished. Suggesting that he may wish to attend training in Composites, off-campus for about six months. Mr. Moore completed the six-month Composites program in roughly seven weeks and quotes his promise to himself “to do well and commit to success” as most influential in doing so.

Josiah feels that of the many benefits afforded him by Job Corps, his life has been affected most by learning to understand his own potential and self-worth and finding out where he wanted to take his life. “It’s all a matter of what you want to get out of the program, just as it is in life!”

Josiah graduated as a full program completer on May 22, 2008. Mr. Moore’s plans after leaving Job Corps include obtaining all 6 EMT/Paramedic certifications for becoming an Airlife LRN, as well as using his composites training to start a custom longboard business in his hometown. He also wants to spend more time with his family and friends.

As of 2017, Josiah has risen through the ranks at Centura Health, starting out as a Support Specialist and working today as a Monitor Tech/Unit Coordinator. We are very proud of how far he has come since graduating from Job Corps and can't wait to see where he goes next.

Mr. Moore offers these words of advice for his peers and those thinking of joining Job Corps: “If you want something, set your mind and heart to completing and achieving it to the best of your ability and nothing will sway you! You will surprise even yourself!”