Melinda Richardson, who graduated from the Charleston Job Corps Center in November 2015, has worked for the past five years as a certified nursing assistant, CNA at Highland House Rehabilitation & Healthcare in Fayetteville, NC. Additionally, she is in school to further her medical training as a medical technician and is juggling work and school [...]

Cleveland Job Corps Celebrates 2021 Graduates To commemorate the fifty-one Cleveland Job Corps Center students who victoriously completed the program, the center hosted their 10th Annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony on September 17, 2021. Due to restrictions related to the pandemic, the center held the ceremony virtually. Family members, Councilwoman Shontel Brown, students, [...]

Sharon McLaurin Oliver

October 11th, 2021

My Success Story is on former student Sharon McLaurin Oliver. Sharon graduated from West Jones High School in Laurel, MS in 1987. In September of 1988 she enrolled into the Batesville Job Corps Center, which has been renamed to the Finch-Henry Job Corps Center. Sharon completed the program with a certificate in Word Processing. While [...]

Philliecia Mack

October 11th, 2021

As a 9th grade drop-out with no skills, from Greenville in the heart of the Mississippi Delta, it was hard finding support and a pathway to success for me but, I didn’t let that deter me from trying. In June 2011 I enrolled in Job Corps and was assigned to the Finch-Henry campus in Batesville. [...]

Charleston Job Corps Alumni Graduate, Ahmed Alston completed CNA in 2016. Alston, a resident of MD came to Charleston Job Corps wanting to make a meaningful change in his life.  With the encouragement of his mother who was also an alumni the Job Corps Program. Upon Completion Ahmed went directly into the US Army as [...]

On October 2nd, 2021, in Lynchburg, VA at the Riverfront Park, the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention had the “Out of the Darkness” walk. Since we were not able to go to the actual event, we conducted our own walk, socially distanced, in memory of those friends, relatives, and associates that are going through a [...]

New Student Ditty Bag

October 4th, 2021

New Job Corps students at Fred G. Acosta Job Corps Center who have completed the first 8 weeks in distance learning report to campus.  Upon arriving on campus the usual COVID steps are completed and they are given a Ditty Bag.  Each gag contains an array of items from person snacks to hygiene and some [...]

Alumni not only become successful in starting and sustaining a career they are also good candidates for Instructors. Gustavo Swanquist was a successful student and collision repair technician for seven years. He applied to become our Collision Repair Instructor and was hired. He is doing excellent and the program is progressing to a higher level. [...]

Flint Genesee Job Corps students participating in the evening Writers Club were highlighted in the Courier Newspaper.  Students expressed how they felt through poetry as they continued their trainings - they did an exceptional job and the community newspaper shared two poems with all of their readers!  Good job  Julian and Jerimah – we are proud [...]

By Sean McNabb Alexia Boston is a go-getter, determined to make the life she wants for herself and encourage her boys to go after what they want by setting that same example. “Before I went to Job Corps, I was working at Wal-Mart,” Alexia recalled. “It was not what I wanted to continue doing with [...]