U.S. Dept. of Labor’s Homestead Job Corps Center (HJCC) held its Commencement Ceremony on Friday, March 20, 2015. Graduates were encouraged and overjoyed by the words of Keynote Speaker, Jim Berry, weeknight Sports Anchor for CBS4 News. Berry encouraged the graduates to make certain promises: keep it real (integrity), keep it moving (progress), keep it challenging (don’t underestimate yourself), keep it funny and keep it faithful. Support from friends, family, staff and community members warmed the hearts of the graduates. Federal, state and local government supporters were on hand to offer their congratulations. Pictured here (Center) are graduates Mercedes Thomas and Sean Espinosa. (Surrounding them left to right) Frank Balzebre, office of Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos Gimenez, Lesly Diaz, Homestead Job Corps Center, Alana Collante, office of U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo and Jesika Davis, office of State Representative Holly Raschein.