Blue Ridge Job Corps Center

For Women’s History month, Mrs. King, the reading instructor at Blue Ridge Job Corps, thought it would be a good idea for students to volunteer to interview female staff members on center to find out about their contributions to and gain a better understanding of history in staffs’ lifetimes. Nineteen staff members volunteered to be [...]

On April 11, 2018, representatives from Blue Ridge Job Corps, Rose Alexander, Susan Ferraro, and Jordan Loupe, participated in the 2018 Smyth County Opportunity Fair in Chilhowie, VA, organized by the Smyth County Chamber of Commerce. The annual event is part of an initiative to promote variety of opportunities for students and job seekers in [...]

 On Wednesday May 3, 2017 Blue Ridge Job Corps held an open house to the many residents and area institutions. The open house featured Outreach & Admission counselors on site to speak with interested individuals about Blue Ridge. Blue Ridge students took a large role in the open house as members from the Student government [...]

The skies were still pitch black as Business Community Liaison Mike Steele  and 6 students left the center at 4:30am with their sights set on  volunteering at Smyth County’s 2nd  annual Remote Area Medical ( RAM) clinic.  The Ram is a non-profit volunteer led organization that provides free health care, dental, eye care, and technical/educational [...]

On Wednesday, March 15, 2017, Blue Ridge Job Corps was honored to host artist and former nurse Ms. Nancy Johnson.  Ms. Johnson was raised in Meadowview VA and grew up in segregated rural Virginia.  Her paintings focus on black history and she paints them in a folk-art style with her own unique style featuring butterflies, [...]

Blue Ridge Job Corps Center (BRJCC) students have kept busy this month with several National Groundhog Job Shadow Day events. Groundhog Job Shadowing provides students with firsthand knowledge on how the skills they learn in the classroom correlate to their chosen occupations, giving them real-world insight. One hundred twelve students and 40 staff in 10 [...]

“Volunteers help drive our country’s progress, and day in and day out, they make extraordinary sacrifices to expand promise and possibility,” expressed President Obama during a proclamation. And the Blue Ridge Job Corps “Village” demonstrates that on both Martin Luther King Service Day and throughout the year.  In honor of Martin Luther King Day of [...]

On Saturday January 14, 2017 Blue Ridge Job Corps students joined with Appalachian Peace Education Center in celebrating the life of Dr. Martin Luther King. It began with a intergenerational forum at   Charles Wesley United Methodist Church in Abingdon Virginia . The forum emphasized Dr. King vision, and how it translates in today’s society. Following [...]

Bright and early on Thanksgiving Day, ten Blue Ridge Job Corps Center students joined members of the VFW Post 4667, civic groups, town officials, area church-es, and local fire and emergency agencies at Marion First United Methodist Church to prepare “to go plates”, deliver meals, serve people in the dining hall, clean up, socialized and [...]

November 1-4, six ambassadors from Blue Ridge Job Corps attended a leadership camp hosted by Camp Horizons. The four day camp fucused on civic duty, and it challenged all ten Job Corps present to come up with ways they could make their centers better through civic duty. The highlight of the week was when the [...]