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by Tom Busselberg
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LAYTON -- During National Hospital Week recently, two Clearfield Job Corps students were honored for their outstanding efforts by Davis Hospital, here. M. Caleb Thomas and Alex Trevizo were feted during a luncheon meeting. Thomas was formerly a musician living in Portland, Ore., prior to coming to CJC, which he entered in November of 2004, "after realizing my life was going nowhere."

"I had known about CJC for several years and wished I had made the decision to start this program sooner in my life," Thomas said.

He has completed a painting trade plus basic and advanced automotive trade. In addition, he recently acquired automotive certification and is ready to move on.

"I am starting a career I am proud of," he said. "I will be moving to Florida and working as a technician for Toyota."

While at CJC, Thomas was a human relations representative, executive recorder and president of the safety committee.

"CJC has given me skills that are priceless and has opened doors to my future," he said. "Job Corps gives youth the tools they need to succeed and survive and I would recommend it to anyone who is looking for a chance at a future."

Trevizo came to CJC from Colorado Springs, Colo.

"As a teen I got into some trouble and did some things that I am not proud of," he said.

"The first time I came to CJC I didn't understand how much it could enhance my life and dropped out, until one day I realized what a huge mistake that was," Trevizo said.

After re-enrolling a year later, he said "my life has completely changed. It has been more than four months since I re-enrolled and I am on my way to getting my GED. I have completed the carpentry trade and am working on a facility maintenance trade," he said.

In addition, Trevizo also is involved in running meetings for the CJC Ambassadors and the safety committee.

Beyond that, Trevizo volunteers for the center and in the Clearfield community.

"I am excited about completing my education goals and starting a career in carpentry I am proud of."

tbusselberg@davisclipper.com

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