Shantel Knowles, a student at Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center, has been nominated as a candidate for the 2012 Corpsman of the Year Award. To qualify for the award nominees have to be leaders in their community, role models, demonstrate civic engagement, and exceed the expectations of the Job Corps community.
Knowles is in the administrative systems vocational trade and is serving on several committees. She is a member of the “Green Team,” Center Certified Leader, and the Student Government Association president. Her teachers and supervisors say Knowles has a go-getter attitude and thrives in any leadership capacity.
Knowles attends Franklin’s Town Hall meetings and has been involved with the Easter Egg Program, Celebrity Reader Program and on many occasions serves as the center’s tour guide. Knowles asserts that her Job Corps experience has impacted her in a positive way. She expressed, “It has made me a more rounded person, influenced me in understanding the value of an education, and being a positive student on campus and in the community.” Her future plans are to attend advance training and obtain a degree in social work.
At Lyndon B. Johnson Job Corps Center, we support the Job Corps program’s mission of teaching eligible young people the skills they need to become employable and independent and placing them in meaningful jobs or further education.