Waiting for the music, students Alexandria Guzman and D’Antonio Hillard locked eyes. And then they began dancing: the bachata, cumbia and duranguense. Two other students — Delki Ruiz and Dharmell Tinsley — were a few feet a way, moving to the same beat. As part of the celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month at the Joliet [...]

Zharia Finley really wanted to bake. But she was a little afraid. Growing up, the 16-year-old Joliet Job Corps Center student had always watched her grandmother make cakes – vanilla, chocolate, strawberry. “It looked so fun!” she said. But she was afraid to try it herself. “If it didn’t taste good, or it didn’t look [...]

Office Administration student Kelsey King earned a perfect score on her Microsoft Word certification test. Ms. Westmoreland, Office Administration instructor, said Kelsey is the first student in her two years teaching the trade to achieve a perfect score.

On Tuesday, September 22nd, Little Rock Job Corps Center Director Angela Rackley had the pleasure of spending a day with Arkansas State Representative Fredrick Love. Representative Love was a gracious host and gave Ms. Rackley a tour of the State Capitol, where they spent time seeing the offices of Senate, House of Representatives and the [...]

Celebrating Student Success

October 2nd, 2015

Mr. Juvenel Levros, Center Director, stated he wanted to start recognizing our students who complete each week from our program. This week he had the honor of meeting with our student completers for the week. Students William Miller, Candice Edwards, and Khenyonia Thompkins discussed their plans for the future with Mr. Levros. We are so [...]

Atterbury Job Corps is a new member of MEP! The Manufacturing Education Partnership. What do we manufacture? Careers! Atterbury has made great strides with finding our students employment and internship opportunities in Manufacturing. It is becoming our states largest and fastest growing Industry sector. Central Indiana is a Hot Bed of Manufacturing and Atterbury is [...]

Non-profit, USA gymnastics, is located in Indianapolis & supports our Olympic Gymnast’s. This week they received support from our CPP students, who assisted them in cleaning out their warehouse space and consolidated materials. USA gymnastics is the national governing body for gymnastics organizations all around the country. Thanks for your Olympic efforts CPP!

One of the Benefits of being a member of the Franklin Chamber of Commerce, in Franklin Indiana, is the opportunity to take part in their Round Table talks with our Elected Officials. BCL Director, Mr. Byrd, along with other Chamber Board members, had the opportunity to speak with State Representative John Price, who represents portions [...]

“Beyond Impressed”

October 2nd, 2015

“The students representing Westover Job Corps were nothing short of outstanding!  Organizing over 120 vendors (who all seemed to show up at exactly 9:45) was difficult, I don’t know what I would have done without their help.  Every one of them thatI came in contact with yesterday, from elected officials, service providers to the veterans themselves were [...]

A Chance in the World

October 2nd, 2015

Today new students in  Week 2, 4 and 6orientation attended a diversity seminar at Springfield Technical Community College. The guest speaker was Steve Pemberton, author of A Chance in the World,  . Student Troyquan Westberry and instructor Lachelle Taylor Boyd are shown with the author. Troyquan represented Westover Job Corps Center and participated in the Q&A session following [...]