Benjamin L Hooks Job Corps Center

A recent graduate of the Hooks Job Corps has landed a job in Washington, D.C. The students name is Troy Gray who came to the Hooks center in January of 2012 with his high school diploma. He is originally from the Washington area and wanted to go back home to work. Troy came to Hooks [...]

The Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Student Government Association was in the giving spirit of the season of Christmas.The SGA voted to use money raised throughout the year by SGA to buy gifts and treat for the students who have children. All students with children were sent home with a large gift bag full [...]

Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center Student Government Association (SGA) members and other center students have been in the giving spirit this holiday season. Students were recently briefed about Hurricane Sandy; the disaster that hit the east coast. The students wanted to help make a difference and decided to contribute to the relief efforts. [...]

No. 15 for Job Corps The Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center celebrates its 15th anniversary with an open house from 3 to 6 p.m. on Friday September 28, 2012 at 1555 McAlister Dr., off Millbranch between Holmes and Stateline. The event, which is open to the public, will feature tours of the newly [...]

Jarett Brigham, a graduate of Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center, is a great example of how Job Corps works. Following completion of the center Accounting Trade, Brigham enrolled in the Transportation Communications International Union (TCU/IAM) program at Excelsior Springs Job Corps. Brigham began his career with Amtrak in September of 2006 as an [...]

Hooks Job Corps student Jeremy completed the carpentry trade and received his GED at the Hooks center in Memphis, TN. Jeremy also completed a 4 month paid internship at the Memphis Area Transit Authority. He worked on the restoration on the wooden trolleys that run through downtown Memphis. After completing his internship Jeremy was offered [...]

Student from the Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps in Computer Service Technicial and the Career Preperation Period volunteered and at the Billy Pickett Rodeo. The students helped with wrist bands and crowd control. In 1984, the Billy Pickett Rodeo was established as an all Black rodeo named after legendary Black cowboy, Bill Pickett, who originated “bulldogging”. Some 23 [...]

Dr.Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center Medical Office Support students Dominique Lane and Sanetria Thacker recently job shadowed in Congressman Steve Cohen’s office for Ground Hog Job Shadowing Day. Lane and Thacker shadowed with Marzie Thomas, Deputy District Director and Jeremy Jordan, Staff Assistant. In addition to the congressman’s Memphis office the students also observed [...]

Students at the Dr. Benjamin L. Hooks Job Corps Center rcceived over 30 pairs of new Nike tennis shoes thanks to the kind generosity of Will Moore, Store Manager of the Nike Clearance store in Memphis, TN and staff members of the Nike Factory Outlet store. Each  year, the staff of Nike collects shoes for [...]

Joshua Wise, Accounting student from Mississippi wrote a speech on what Job Corps means to him, why he came to Job Corps and why Job Corps works for him. This speech was recorded and placed on YouTube for the NJCA to watch and judge to possibly be chosen to give his speech in Washington in February [...]