Thursday, 19 November 2015
Kayleigh Higginbotham exemplifies what success through adversity means. Kayleigh recently completed the Office Administration program at the Lyndon B. Johnson (LBJ) Job Corps Center with certifications/training in OSHA, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, IC3, along with filing and recordkeeping. Kayleigh is originally from Baton Rouge, La., and she also served in the armed forces in Fort Jackson, S.C.
After her tour in the military, she moved to Florida with her infant daughter and then to Franklin.
Having fell on hard times when she lost her job due to downsizing, Kayleigh was living from place to place when unfortunately her car was seized. At this point, Kayleigh pondered daily what her next step was going to be. She gave a lot of thought to attending college, but realized that she did not want to be burdened with an exorbitant amount of student loan debt before starting her career. One day a friend suggested that she look into Job Corps. After doing her research on Job Corps, she decided, why not? Job Corps is a self-paced program that at no cost for those who qualify, offers GED courses, online high school diploma program, free medical, dental, a stipend allowance every two weeks, and industry accepted credentials that students will need to get a high paying job and to become a successful professional.