I finished 12 weeks at the Iron Yard in Nashville, and now I have my Certificate of Completion! The next step is beginning career support.
On Monday, My portfolio, résumé, and cover letter was cleared to begin applying for jobs. By that night I applied for my first two jobs.
I had a dream Monday morning, that I went back to the warehouse job driving a forklift. In my dream, as I walked in I saw people sleeping in a room. The door looked like a prison door. By the time clock, there was this long line to clock out. I looked at the line and thought I’m not doing this again. I just walked out. This week, I get an email from Indeed.com from a lady wanting to hire me as a forklift operator. By Thursday, I decided to take my résumé off Indeed.com, and just use it only for search results. I am not taking that as any kind of sign to go back into the warehouse. Staying positive through the career support is important. I give a lot of that credit to my relationship with Jesus, and the community I surround myself with. My wife and boy have been amazing through this whole process. And also, Josh, campus director at Iron Yard, has been an amazing influence too.