When the National Football stars came  to Wasilla,  Alaska last week,  Alaska Job Corps Y2Y students stood up to help.  It was an huge community event for younger kids and Alaska Job Corps students helped with the obstacle course, group organization, and taught Native Youth Olympics and simple Native Alaska Dance moves.  It was a sweet [...]

Sometimes it is just ‘a way of looking at things’, which will actually expand and change one’s perspective. At the Alaska Job Corps, students are taught to look beyond the immediate horizon. They’re encouraged to investigate various options and side pathways. Sometimes a great career is not always down the straightest nor most visible career [...]

The Kentucky Job Corps Coalition met on Wednesday, July 20, 2016 at the Earle C. Clements Job  Corps Center to begin planning events for the Youth 2 Youth:  Partners 4 Peace Y2Y Week.  Y2Y Advisors, Center Directors, and Business Community Liaisons and support staff from five of the Kentucky centers met and developed a full [...]

During a couple weeks in July, several students and staff of the Muhlenberg Job Corps Center have moved out the Greenville library so the library can begin their remodel.  These guys have put in numerous hours of manual labor and has been a very positive reflection in our community.  A huge thank you goes out [...]

65 TJC students participated as volunteer victims in an airport disaster simulation training. No actual blood was spilled, but students were in makeup to make the event more realistic for all emergency responders. Students portayed a variety of injuries which included lacerations, burns, broken bones, and death. While the event was entertaining and engaging, it [...]

New Lenox Mayor Tim Baldermann talked recently about new projects for the village with Michael Nolan, a student at the Joliet Job Corps Center. Michael is a New Lenox resident who is a earning his high school diploma at the center while studying to become a pharmacy technician. Mr. Baldermann met with Michael and BCL [...]

The Recreation Department took 12 students to volunteer at Feed My Starving Children on June 22. The non-profit organization and its volunteers pack boxes of meals that are distributed to hungry children in 70 countries. Before the students were able to begin their work, they learned about the history of the organization. In 1987, Minnesota [...]

During the Center Industrial Council meeting held on June 30, the focus was on the Cement and Tile Setting Trades. Among the guests were William Breheny and Gavin Collier represented the International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers, and Jayne Vellinga of Chicago Women in Trades. Mr. Collier is an instructor at the union’s District [...]

This year’s Social Development Men’s Conference was about finding inner strength and moving beyond stagnating situations. Although the topics were serious, the June 23 conference was packed with fun-filled activities that most students remembered from growing up. Limbo contests and games of musical chairs were used to demonstrate the necessary skills to be competitive in [...]

The Culinary Arts students catered an event on July 11 hosted by the Department of Labor. Culinary Arts Students Ivan Garcia, Deandre Reyez, Markeyta Bowen, Sherman Williams III and Tiffani Chambliss traveled to the Federal Office Building in Chicago to prepare the food for more than 100 federal workers who were attending their annual awards [...]