Job Corps
Student Story

Kimber Jones

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Right now I'm using the skills I learned at Springdale and deciding what my next step will be.

Kimber came to Springdale from the Salem area. She had been working a fast food job and realized it didn't align with her long-term goals. She decided Job Corps was a great way to further her goals and get the training she needed.

Kimber started in the CNA training in November of 2014 and once she was complete there, requested to move over to the new Pharmacy Technology program. She graduated from Pharmacy Tech and started a full-time job with a pet medication company. "Pharmacy Tech has such a variety of options," she said. "I work for a company that sends people the medications their pets need. I would never have thought of that as an option when I started the program!"

As part of her training at Springdale, Kimber was encouraged to think about where she would want her training to take her. She knows she wants to work in the medical field, but right now it's deciding on whether her patients will be human or animal. "I love the idea of being a veterinarian, but I also like helping people. Right now I'm using the skills I learned at Springdale and deciding what my next step will be."

We are excited about Kimber's success and can't wait to see where she goes next!