Job Corps
Student Story

Mercedes Dominique

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Focus on the outcome of what your hard work will produce instead of the temporary obstacles you may face on the road to success.

Twenty-four-year-old Mercedes Dominique came to Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) in December 2014 from Landover, Maryland. Mercedes had previously earned her high school diploma from Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

Mercedes completed the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) trade under the leadership of Instructor Sheila Farris. Mercedes also had the highest class average for that trade.

Mercedes was an active student during her time at our center. She was a member of Ladies with a Vision, a student female organization that promotes activities on center. She also served on Dorm Leadership for Parks Dorm. Mercedes will be going to TCU Advanced Training at Potomac Job Corps Center in Washington, DC.

After she completes advanced training, Mercedes plans to start a career as a train conductor in Washington, DC. She credits her counselor, Gerald Bush, for his continuous support and motivation to complete the program.

Mercedes is a very focused and mature young lady with a bright future ahead of her. Her words of wisdom for other students are: "Focus on the outcome of what your hard work will produce instead of the temporary obstacles you may face on the road to success."