Trade School fun???

May 20th, 2022

Who says training cannot be fun and exciting? Well at our Cleveland Job Corps Center, our instructors make it fun! Take a look. Teaching our students safety skills that will last them a lifetime is an everyday thing here. Job Corps learning style. Priceless memories…

May 14, 2022, Joan Robinson, CTR/WBL Coordinator was invited and attended the UNC-Chapel Hill Ceremony honoring Mrs. Hortense McClinton (103 year old), first black professor at UNC-Chapel Hill. The honor was the re-naming Residential Hall (formerly Aycock) in her name. During the ceremony, Robinson had the privilege of introducing some important guest to Kittrell JCC [...]

There are benefits to working somewhere that teaches students crafts – just ask Sabra Shields. Shields, who serves as Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center’s Property Supervisor, needed a shelf. She asked the carpentry instructor if it was possible for the students to build one. “I talked to Steven Rusch, the carpentry instructor on May [...]

It’s starting to look a bit more colorful on the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center campus. Thanks to a beautification project coordinated by our Project Happiness committee, flowers and trees have been planted all around the campus. “We knew that we needed to do some prettification,” said Jamie Logan, executive assistant to the Center [...]

There is nothing more gratifying, than getting “Down to Earth” bringing forth new life. New growth. To grow flowers to beautify our surroundings. Or grow food to eat.  Today, our very own, Ms. Laureano gathered a group of 3 students, who had the awesome opportunity to get “Down to Earth” at the EC Grows Community [...]

On Wednesday night, during the Social Skills Training, durring closed dorms,  Ms. Espada and Ms. Williams, CD, got caught practicing “random acts of kindness” on behalf of The SPOT. A Youth Empowerment Organization. Who gifted each student a nice  bag of hygiene products. What a pleasure to do this and getting to meet our new [...]

Shout out…

May 19th, 2022

Big “Shout Out” is merited.   And goes out to our very own, Center Director. Ms Cathy Williams, who ever so graciously, stopped in her tracks to rescue Ms. Espada, BCL, aka “”Abuela” and taking over, driving this huge mobile cart. Jam packed with “hygiene products” for our students. From our administrative offices, to the dorms. Gifted [...]

Carl D Perkins students build float and participate in Hillbilly Days Parade in Pikeville KY. Students gave candy and Job Corps goodies and promoted Carl D Perkins Job Corps to the community.Carl D Perkins Student participating in Hillbilly Days Parade

Carl D Perkins rec department hosted a Horror Night on Friday 13 at the gym patio for an evening of spooky movies! Students enjoyed the beautiful backlite sky while watching the movies along with the snacks provided to all attendees. Friday 13th at Carl D Perkins

Carl D Perkins Students constructed concert stage for concert of Sundy’s Best, in Archer Park in Prestonsburg KY. They represented Carl D Perkins in the community providing skilled work so that the community could enjoy a concert in the park.Carl D Perkins Community Service