For the month of June, Blue Ridge Job Corps welcomed Smyth County Community Hospital’s (SSCH) Interim Chief Nursing Officer Trista Ruff as a virtual guest speaker. During this session she discussed a variety of employment opportunities available at SCCH and Francis Marion Manor, both located in Marion, VA, as well as the entire Ballad Health [...]

Charleston Job Corps held a Sip n Dip self-portrait contest which will be judged for prizes at the end of June.  Students participated in our Plein-aire (outside) Sip n Dip contest which was orchestrated by Margie Clemmons and assisted by Joni Radcliff-Pena

Graduate of the Quarter

June 9th, 2021

Graduate Name: Katterine Graduation Year: 2021 program year Trade(s): Certified Medical Assistant Certifications: Certified Nurse Assistant, CPR Phlebotomy, CMA, EKG, Med Tech, Numeric Filing Current City and State: Lynchburg, VA Before Job Corps, I was living with my mother and little brother. I came to Job Corps to better my life and learn a trade. [...]

Charleston Job Corps hosts’ the 2nd COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic on June 3, 2021. A total of 38 staff and students were vaccinated of which, most received their 2nd dose, however, several staff members requested to start the vaccination process. Nikki Hamm of Trivillian’s Pharmacy was on site to give vaccinations and received assistance from Charleston [...]

Old Dominion Job Corps is experiencing GREAT things even during COVID. The female students had a Spa Day with the recreation staff, OD has a new Medical staff member, a super employee received “Employee of the Month” for June and a student who just received his High School Diploma is working as a supermodel.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is usually marked with parades and celebrations of Mexican culture, culminating with the consumption of lots of Mexican food. Old Dominion Job Corps students and staff also celebrated by wearing sombreros and with lots of Pinatas filled with candy.

Muhlenberg Job Corps Center has always maintained a close relationship with our local nursing homes as many of our students participate in Work Based Learning at those facilities. While COVID guidelines have remained in place and made it impossible for our health trade students to work at those facilities our health trade instructors became creative [...]

Leeyah Huggins Age: 26 Hometown: Roanoke, VA Region: Philadelphia Center: Blue Ridge Dates enrolled: 11/18/2014 – 3/26/2016 Training: Clinical Medical Assistant Leeyah Huggins described herself as a “soft spoken kid” growing up. Leeyah’s mother worked hard to provide for the family, so much of Leeyah’s childhood was spent with her grandmother, who she was very [...]

Before Job Corps Graduate Enock Ngoga joined the Job Corps program he had been staying at home taking care of his two nieces and was looking to maintain his High School Diploma. While at Muhlenberg Job Corps Center he was enrolled in our High School Diploma program as well as the Certified Nursing Assistant Program. [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center is preparing for the next Community Relations Council Meeting to begin on Thursday May 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM. The anticipation is building up to engage in another community meeting. The meeting will give everyone in the community the opportunity to see and hear from community members, alumni/graduates, [...]