Carl D. Perkins hosted National Commencement Day Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm. 27 students, their families and peers gathered to celebrate their accomplishments. Community members including the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Rehabilitation Center, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, and Floyd County Schools Systems attended the celebration. Guest Speaker, Danny Adkins took his [...]

Center Director Alex Compton addresses the joint council meeting.   Members of the Charleston Job Corps’ Community Relations and Workforce Councils met Alex Compton, the new center director, during a joint meeting held July 26 at the center. Compton thanked the councils for their ongoing guidance and support of Charleston Job Corps and urged members to [...]

Graduate of the Month: Carissa Holmes Charleston Job Corps graduate Carissa Holmes is thriving as an automated logistics specialist with the United States Army Reserve, thanks to the training she received through the Job Corps program. “Job Corps has definitely prepared me for the military,” Holmes said. “It helped me with time management, professionalism and [...]

By Barrington Tolliver The Potomac Job Corps Center G-Power group/SGA  prepared a treat for students and staff. They prepared cookies, cake, and juice for students to enjoy during lunch time. All staff members joined the festivity during lunch just to catch a glimpse of Potomac pride.

Bernisha Valentine Age: 25 Hometown: Chesapeake, VA Region: Philadelphia Center: Blue Ridge Dates enrolled: 11/9/2013-3/28/2015 Training: CMA, MOS, EHR, Billing & Coding, Phlebotomy, EKG, Patient Care Tech. Bernisha Valentine grew up in Chesapeake, VA, with a loving and close-knit family. As she got older though, life got harder. Her father was diagnosed with kidney disease, [...]

Yubitza Araujo-Avila and Justin Chambers married by Frances Shearin Congratulations to Charleston Job Corps students and newly weds Yubitza Araujo-Avila and Justin Chambers, who were married July 26th at Riverside Baptist Church. The ceremony was performed by Pastor Frances Shearin, who also serves as a career counselor at Charleston Job Corps. Justin will complete network cabling in two weeks, and will depart for basic training in the [...]

North Texas Job Corps graduate Jonathan Boldes completed his Cement Masonry training and then enrolled in the advanced cement masonry program at the Gary Job Corps located in San Marcos, TX.   Jonathan was very excited about following in the footsteps of other North Texas Job Corps graduates who took their job training to the [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center celebrates another successful alumni from a few years ago. Tashina Thomas was a successful student on center that was involved in Transportation Communication Union while on center and also  participated in Student Government Association and the Gold Club. She also enjoyed participating in center basketball game activities as [...]

Culinary Arts students were hard at work grilling hot dogs for the Back to School Bash. Security Students gave them a run for their money while parking vehicles for over 1,000 in attendance. Carl D. Perkins Job Corps students gave back to their local community by assisting with the Back to School Bash held at [...]

Students, staff donate 33 pints during drive On July 17, Carl D. Perkins Job Corps students and staff donated 33 pints of blood to the American Red Cross. Many departments collaborated to make the blood drive a success. Recreation staff set up the gymnasium for the event, Culinary students served lunch to the ARC staff, [...]