One hundred twenty students graduated with a GED or high school diploma and completion of a vocational trade program. Somewhere between 200 and 250 family and friends were in attendance to watch the graduates receive their diplomas. Rep. Smith and Atterbury Job Corps facility addressed the crowd and the graduates.
“Having the opportunity to speak to these hardworking individuals on such an important day in their lives is an honor,” said Rep. Smith. “These students recognize that education allows them to control their own future and transform their lives.”
A majority of the students enrolled in the Job Corps program lived on the Atterbury campus for eight to 11 months. Post-graduation plans for the Atterbury Job Corps graduates include enrolling in college, seeking advanced training, joining the military or finding employment in their specific trade fields.
Rep. Milo Smith (R-Columbus) represents part of Johnson and Bartholomew counties