Eduardo's story

A Better Path

Life can be challenging sometimes, but facing adversity can lead us to new horizons. Eduardo Moreno, 23-years-old, was looking for a chance to change his life and learn new skills that would allow him to advance his career. A few years ago, Eduardo was involved in a car accident that severely complicated his life. “I had gotten into a car accident. I just had a lot of things going on, and I was just looking for a better opportunity.”

Eduardo was intrigued by welding and began researching different manufacturing programs, which lead him to JARC. “JARC helped me go through the adversity, and everything that I was going through. I discovered that I needed to push, and push through it.” Eduardo told us that JARC truly motivated him and gave him a reason to get up in the morning. He discovered that working hard on his weaknesses, can turn into his greatest strength.

“My math skills weren't the best and I didn't like doing homework, so I was basically just going to quit because of that, because I didn't want to put in the effort, but at the end of the day, it all worked out.” Eduardo is an example of resilience, hard work and personal improvement. His time at JARC has been a challenging adventure that has completely changed his life. “It's a skill set that you take with you, no matter where you go.” He shared that every time he needed something or he was concerned about anything, there was always someone there willing to help him. “They were always there if I need anything, Emma, or Emily, even the instructors, like my math teacher and welding instructor. They were amazing!” He also said that he received financial counseling, which helped him to understand the different factors that impact credit score, how to improve it and how to work towards his financial goals.

Nowadays, Eduardo is working at a fencing company where every day he gives his best and is able to demonstrate the skills and knowledge he gained at JARC. One of his colleagues from the Welding Program helped him find a job close enough to his place, where now he does “a little bit of everything”, including welding. “JARC impacted my life and in such a positive way. It did. It guided me to a better path, and a new career. It’s not just a job. It's a career and you can definitely build from it.”