Blue Ridge Job Corps joined 121 Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the 10th Annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony on September 9, 2021, to congratulate the Job Corps students who showed Job Corps Works! by completing the program this year. Due to precautions against COVID-19, this year’s ceremony was conducted virtually. [...]

Hello everyone, I would like to introduce to you Robert L Willis III. Robert has been with PJC for a few short weeks and has already hit the ground running during an admittedly complicated time. Robert was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan, and attended Hampton University. After college, he was selected to serve in [...]

“Sense of community is a feeling that members have of belonging, a feeling that members matter to one another and to the group, and a shared faith that members’ needs will be met through their commitment to be together.” ― David McMillan. On August 26, 2021, Cleveland Job Corps Center Outreach and Admissions Manager Diava [...]

Cleveland Job Corps Center Clinical Medical Assistant graduate Jamesia Heath is employed at Cleveland Clinic. The twenty-two-year-old is a Medical Assistant in the Department of Infectious Disease. “I really love my job,” stated Jamesia. Impressed with Jamesia’s work ethic and proficiency, the Department of Infectious Disease supervisor contacted Cleveland Job Corps Center Clinical Medical Assistant [...]

THE LUIS GUERRERO STORY
A 3-trade completer grew from an introverted person
to a totally confident person!

Luis Guerrero was once that student who showed nothing but insecurity, lack of confidence, he was quiet, his head was down and his hood was over his head 100% of the time. He entered the trade of Carpentry first and completed in Sept. of 2018. He then went on to Office Administration and completed in 8 months in May of 2019. Next he was accepted to an advanced trade (TCU) Transportation Communication Union and completed that trade in August of 2021. Luis was also a student employee at Shriver for Maintenance to help begin his savings.
Looking back in time, it is shy of a miracle that Luis would grow so much and become the confident, well vocalized individual that he is today. Asking him about that history and what his thoughts were and what was it that helped him, he states, “I got sick of every staff member telling me to lift my head and to take my hood off”. He started thinking good thoughts and became stronger. Eventually he felt better. “I’m a person and I deserve to put my head up like everyone else.” He also mentioned that his neck started to feel better as well.
Well, the time has come where he completed TCU and interview for jobs. Luis got a couple offers and he decided to accept a job at_______________. This opportunity will be a great experience for Luis and will keep him in a solid comfort zone.
SHRIVER IS SO PROUD OF YOU, LUIS!!

Garden Club Efforts at Shriver

September 13th, 2021

Shriver’s Garden Club
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There’s nothing like a vegetable garden to
tend to for months during the summer.
It will definitely keep students busy!

All the vegetables from the garden
Will be donated to the local food pantry
in Ayer, “Loaves and Fishes” when
Soo they are ready to be picked!!

In addition, a food drive of the most
common items has been ongoing since
April. This project is part of the
40th anniversary celebration of MTC
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TUNE IN OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS FOR OUR PROGRESS OF THE GARDEN :)

Shriver’s Garden Club
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There’s nothing like a vegetable garden to
tend to for months during the summer.
It will definitely keep students busy!

All the vegetables from the garden
Will be donated to the local food pantry
in Ayer, “Loaves and Fishes” when
Soo they are ready to be picked!!

In addition, a food drive of the most
common items has been ongoing since
April. This project is part of the
40th anniversary celebration of MTC
_
__________________________________________________________________

TUNE IN OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS FOR OUR PROGRESS OF THE GARDEN :)

Richarson Ofori Bediako left his home country of Ghana to come to the United States.  He was looking for something to do with his life.  A relative told him about the Job Corps program and he enrolled at the North Texas Job Corps.  Bediako was focused and determined to change his life.  While at North [...]

Temeyah is a unique young lady

September 10th, 2021

Temeyah is a unique young lady. She has survived working two jobs. While under COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions. She has shown a resolve to complete all tasks available to her upon her return to the Old Dominion Job Corps Center. She has earned and received her Driver’s License, as well as completing her Certificate for [...]

Brayan and Yefri received their certification in Electrical Wiring from their instructor. Brayan and Yefri are working for Hard Hat corporation as electrical helpers at a rate of $21 per hour. Old Dominion Job Corps Center Electrical Trade students. Working during COVID 19.

A Culinary Success!!

September 7th, 2021

Ms. Nigene Brown, St. Louis Job Corps Center graduate, recently joined the culinary staff at Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, a partner with the Bi-State Development Agency. Her supervisor, Chef Ronnie Illert, has been complimentary of Nigene’s work ethic and performance from the beginning. “Nigene has been doing an amazing job! She has stepped in [...]