On April 1st, the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps center partners with the city of Pikeville, for Work Base Learning(WBL) and Leisure Time Employment (LTE) opportunities. The Security and Protective Services (SPS) students will be working several Spring and Summer events with the city to  handle parking, crowd control and other duties. The students first [...]

Perkins held its Spring graduation on March 28, at the center. With 18 graduates participating and over 45 family members attending. Some traveling as far from  Ohio, and  West. Virginia. Perkins is beginning a year of celebrations with the 50th Anniversary of the Job Corps Program coming up in April, 2015. Former Job Corps graduate, [...]

24 year old Ky student Dustin Senger, came to the Perkins Job Corps Center 2 years  ago, to start over, and find a direction in life. Deciding to come to Job Corps was the best decision I have ever made stated Dustin. Dustin completed the Security & Protective Services trade, and went on to complete the [...]

Charleston Job Corps Center Represents at NJCA Policy Forum-April 1-2, 2014 Tia Welch, Business Community Liaison for the Charleston Job Corps Center represented the center for the National Job Corps Association (NJCA) Policy Forum, April 1-2, 2014, Washington D.C. The forum included Business Community Liaisons, Center Directors, Center Operators/Contractors, Congressional Leaders and DOL representatives. The [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center held its semi-annual Center Industry Council (CIC) meeting on Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. The Center Industry Council is comprised of industry experts who represent career technical trades (CTT) workforce and economic development, and human resource managers. CIC members observed the trades, met with CTT Instructors and provided [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center operated by Horizons Youth Services (HYS) for the U.S. Dept. of Labor sponsored the annual prom. The theme was “Spring in Paris” Friday, March 21, 2014 from 7:30-11:00 p.m. at the Moose Lodge, Kanawha Blvd., Charleston WV. Students and staff enjoyed the music by DJ Preston Hall, delicious food, and [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center held its semi-annual Center Industry Council (CIC) meeting on Wednesday, March 27, 2014 at 8:30 a.m. The Center Industry Council is comprised of industry experts who represent career technical trades (CTT) on center along with workforce and economic development leaders and human resource managers. CIC members observed the trades, met [...]

After a long cold and snowy Winter, Perkins welcomed in Spring, with hosting a “Spring Career Day” and Open House. On Thursday March 20th, 2014, 24 vendors emerged on the campus of the Perkins Job Corps center. Some that were on hand for the event: KY State Police, Federal Probation and Parole, KY State Parole, [...]

During the week of March 10th, Carl D. Perkins Security & Protective Service Students were up early and out on the water at Jenny Wiley State Park, working along the lakeshore with their instructor Mr. Jeffory Aldrich and Park Rangers picking up anything from old tires, basketballs, baseball bats, coolers and even a hot water [...]