All in all. I'm only mildly impressed, at best. They are professional there, at least. Kaleigh and I noted that the moment we walked in. Dude wearing a muscle shirt was basically told to get out because that's not the appropriate dress for the place. The entire area of Job Corps looks pretty nice.
Unfortunately, I don't get that privilege of going there. My options are pretty much all nowhere near here. Most Job Corps centers are full. At the least I'd be waiting is a month, for the one all the way out in Kentucky. If I want the one here in Chicago, that'll be another half-year. Even more fun in knowing that all the courses I intended on taking were taken, with the exception of Painting. And that's in the centers that are about 3-6 months wait.
I do get paychecks there. They kick us off at 55 bucks every 2 weeks, then every 3 weeks, they bump it up about 6 bucks. The program would last about 11 months. I get weekends off, which is when I'd be spending it at Kaleigh's apartments (granted I actually get to go to the Chicago one), and be able to get online. All I know is that I want to hurry up and finish the course. The sooner the better.
They'll be paying my way through a community college. That, however, kinda bugs me. I wish it were actually for -many- types instead of just community. There are a few massage schools I'm looking into going to, and I doubt they're community colleges.
But if I do get to go to Job Corps, I'd get free health care and driving lessons. Two MAJOR things I need. Fixing up this jacked up knee, bad teeth, and getting new glasses are simply things that I can't pull off on my own right now. So hey, it'll help me out a bit.
What sucks is that 2 of the 3 skills that are available to me that I CAN do are ones that won't do too much for me in the future. Culinary Arts and Welding. Granted, Culinary can help since Kaleigh's going to Le Cordon Bleu, so, if anything, both of us taking cooking would be nice. Welding...I'm good with crafts, I can get into that. The 3rd skill is Painting. It probably won't do me too much good but at least its something that I -know- that I'm good at.
All in all, I'm hoping and praying that this thing actually DOES go through, and that I can actually make it into the program.
7 years, 2 months ago
04 Aug 2011 09:28 CEST