In honor of September being National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, eight members of Muhlenberg Job Corps’ Student Government Association and Youth2Youth organization participated in the Pennyroyal Center’s Let’s Talk Walk on Sept. 21. The students, Damion Douglas, Michelle Swift, Destiny Boyd, Marquez Simmons, Erica Lopez, Joshua Lee, Armand Planter and Xavier Thompson, were accompanied by [...]

Akira Carpenter Age: 23 Hometown: Hampton, VA Region: Philadelphia Center: Blue Ridge Dates enrolled: 9/24/2013-1/31/15 Training: CNA, Home Health Aide, Medication Aide, Electronic Health Records Before arriving at Blue Ridge Job Corps, Akira Carpenter moved around a lot with her older brother. She says that she had way too much time on her hands, and [...]

Student Joseph Smith, new voter pride! L-r: David Evans, educational director, Collin County NAACP; Laura Bruton, business community liaison and member of Chi Zeta Omega/Connection and June Jenkins, president, Collin County NAACP and member of Delta Sigma Theta. 45 students and staff at North Texas Job Corps registered to vote on September 24th, National Voter Registration [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center has a strong focus on academics and workforce. The students in the picture are studying their reading/language book outside in the beautiful weather. Each student took their place on the beautiful Potomac Job Corps Center landscape to calmly study in order to become

Charleston’s  BCL, Nancy Shepherd, presented to parents and students during an evening training session at Lincoln County High School on October 1, 2019. Charleston Job Corps  partnered with the Workforce Investment Board of Region 2,  in an endeavor to enlighten current students of opportunities to further their education upon graduation.  Students where also introduced to [...]

Two North Texas Job Corps graduates are taking the next step to ensure successful futures by enrolling in advanced training programs offered by Job Corps.  Wesley Hausey completed the electrical trade and was accepted into the Smart Grid advanced training program at Oneonta Job Corps Academy in New York.  Hausey said “I came to North [...]

Hard trades programs spearhead project for Rochester Park Students in the hard trades at Muhlenberg Job Corps recently got plenty hands-on experience when they manufactured, delivered and installed playground equipment at the Rochester Park in Butler County. Students completed and installed the new equipment in September. Over the course of the month-long project, more than [...]

By: Barrington Tolliver In light of Disability Awareness Month Potomac Job Corps Center Wellness team organized different activities for staff and students to engage therapeutic activities to build a strong work life balance. Students and staff member participated in Yoga, Arts and Craft, and Tai Chi.

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps recently heard from a former student who is now working in the Job Corps program, helping, FL. He also is continuing his education with the goal of getting the needed degree and qualifications to move up in the Job Corps organization. His ultimate goal is to serve as a center [...]

Insights Outreach and Admission in collaboration with Charleston Job Corps Center held a block party/career fair on the west side of Charleston on September 20.  The block party included food, drinks, games, music provided by Say Uncle Entertainment, and vendors.  Area vendor on-site to name a few were:  Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDF), WV Troopers [...]