Edwin Gallen came to Carl D. Perkins from Hawaii Job Corps in October 22, 2018. His mother encouraged him to join the Job Corps program and he put her off for a while. After realizing he had no motivation, focus, or direction in life he decided to give Job Corps a try. Originally he was [...]

September 20th, 2019

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center Celebrated another Y2Y violence Prevention week on center. The week of Y2Y Celebration included youth panel discussion on violence, teen summit, center beautification day, center cookout, and peace walk. The week of Y2Y Violence Prevention week was dynamic with the participation of the Washington DC., Metropolitan Police Department Band this [...]

Jacob Groves will be taking over the role of business community liaison at MJCC.  Groves, a Muhlenberg County native, has previous experience as College and Career Navigator at Madisonville Community College, and as Tour Manager for Brewco Marketing Group.  He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, and is currently [...]

Charleston Job Corps student became a part of the Omega Gents.  The purpose of the Gents Mertoring Initiative is to empower young males to succeed in life.   This workshop is based on social learning, wherein the mentors (Brothers of Xi Alpha and Theta Psi unincorporated chapters of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.) will provide [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center honored students in each trade that demonstrated leadership, employability, integrity, and growth in their professional development. Here are a few pictures of students receiving their certificate of achievement during the center-wide assembly.

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center Student Government Association displayed patriotism and remembrance to the lives lost on September 11, 2001.  The marvelous SGA team members positioned the American flag all across the center to represent unity and September 11th being an historic day for all across the country.

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Advanced Security students were honored Aug. 15 with a luncheon provided by Big Sandy Community and Technical College in celebration of their completion of Criminal Justice courses offered through the college. Nine Advanced Security trainees completed either or both the Introduction to Criminal Justice CRJ 100 and Criminal Procedures CRJ [...]

On Thursday, September 5th, 2019 the Building Construction Technologies trade (BCT) kicked off our partnership with the City of Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Department by lending a hand in helping with some finishing touches to the newly renovated gymnasium.  The Simpsonville gymnasium recently got new flooring and because of the new, wood floor, there was [...]

Da’shawn Sykes, a current student in Charleston Job Corps’ painting program operated by the Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), recently completed several painting assignments in the community as a part of his work-based learning. His work ethic and skills, reported by those who were supervising him in those community service projects, have led [...]

The August 16th graduation ceremony held on the campus of the North Texas Job Corps was a part of National Job Corps Commencement Day.  North Texas Job Corps joined 123 Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the 9th Annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony on Aug. 16.  The center celebrated the accomplishments [...]