By: Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center staff are planning to have students return back to center once the leaders such as: Horizon Youth Services, Exceed Corporation, and and Department of Labor approve students to return safely. The center has been operating everyday since the pandemic began a few months ago. Potomac has been planning [...]

Muhlenberg Job Corps recreation staff, like all staff, has had to adapt its programs to engage students from a distance because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Pre-coronavirus, recreation staff’s normal job duties included tasks such as creating extracurricular activities, coaching sports teams and keeping students engaged and learning during their leisure time. Now recreation staff have [...]

On June 6, 2020, the Cleveland Job Corps Center became a member of the E. C. Grows Community Garden on the corner of Coit Road and Dover Avenue in East Cleveland. Gladys Walcott established the E. C. Grows Community Garden from a vacant parking lot in 2007. Her therapeutic hobby is now the largest and [...]

The Cleveland Job Corps Pharmacy Tech Program is a three to six-month course which aims to prepare students to work in a variety of pharmacy settings. The program centers around building the student’s soft skills while establishing the basics of working in a pharmacy, understanding medical terminology, pharmacology, and building non-sterile and sterile compounding techniques. [...]

This week the Bluegrass Kentucky Career Center (BKYCC) partnered with Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center (CDPJCC) to promote and provide information about the Job Corps program. Stemming from recent outreach efforts conducted by CDPJCC Admissions Counselor, Cynthia Bohon and Business Community Liaison, Tiffany Fannin we were able to provide an informational session to the [...]

Silverio Martinez, who completed the Patient Care Technician (PCT) career technical training program at North Texas Job Corps in February 2020 is now employed at CSL Plasma in Dallas, TX as a phlebotomist.  Martinez earned certifications in phlebotomy, and as an EKG Technician and Patient Care Technician.  He is currently makine an annual salary of [...]

As part of her remote learning, Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps welding student, Kenad Johnson, wrote an essay titled “Why I Want a Career in Welding and How It Will Affect My Life.”  In her essay, shown in part below, Johnson discusses the challenges of entering a traditionally male-dominated career path and the motivation [...]

Despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc nationwide on employment, Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps graduate Jacob Adams has been hired for a position that matches his skills set, meets an important need in the fight against COVID-19 and pays him #35 an hour. Adams was hired June 16th as a [...]

Adjust to ‘New Normal’ as center prepares to welcome back students On June 11th Muhlenberg Job Corps Center leadership staff returned to center for the first time since mid-March. All staff are now working at some capacity on center. Senior staff and management were the first to come back to center, guiding staff that were [...]

By: Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center Wellness staff put together a video speaking to students about them not being alone during the pandemic and additional resources that wellness staff can contribute virtually.  The two wellness staff members featured in the video are Dr. White and Mr. Palmer. The message says “student’s you are not alone, and [...]