Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

Carl D. Perkins hosted National Commencement Day Friday, August 16, 2019 at 2:30 pm. 27 students, their families and peers gathered to celebrate their accomplishments. Community members including the Carl D. Perkins Vocational Rehabilitation Center, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, and Floyd County Schools Systems attended the celebration. Guest Speaker, Danny Adkins took his [...]

Culinary Arts students were hard at work grilling hot dogs for the Back to School Bash. Security Students gave them a run for their money while parking vehicles for over 1,000 in attendance. Carl D. Perkins Job Corps students gave back to their local community by assisting with the Back to School Bash held at [...]

Students, staff donate 33 pints during drive On July 17, Carl D. Perkins Job Corps students and staff donated 33 pints of blood to the American Red Cross. Many departments collaborated to make the blood drive a success. Recreation staff set up the gymnasium for the event, Culinary students served lunch to the ARC staff, [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps graduate Larry Morand has completed advanced training programs for Smart Meter & Instrumentation and Overhead Line Construction at Oneonta Job Corps in New York. That advanced training is now paying huge dividends. Morand began employment with Pro-Tel in Norwich, NY in July, starting at $20/hr. as a linemen. Morand enrolled [...]

Thirteen Advanced Training Security students utilized their marksmanship skills July 11th during training at an area gun range. The training took place at Copperhead Gun Range located in Prestonsburg, KY. Staff at the Copperhead Gun Range taught students about gun safety and techniques to improve their marksmanship skills.

Staff at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps are always looking for new innovative ways to help the students prepare for their futures. On June 14, Lamar Davis with the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation was on center to conduct a “Train the Trainer” workshop for employees. The four-hour workshop teaches the participants how to use the [...]

Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Personnel toured the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center May 16 and talked to students about employment opportunities with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky Personnel representatives meet with Career Transition Readiness coordinators at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps before their presentation to students about state employment opportunities. Kentucky state [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps alum Dwayne Clarke, 27, from Covington, GA, now works as the food and beverage supervisor for the Westin Birmingham Resort in Birmingham, AL. He remembers how important the work-based learning experience was for him when he was a student at Perkins Job Corps and is now working to make similar [...]

The Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Advanced Security & Protective Service Students worked one of the most famous sports event in the nation, The Kentucky Derby. Students got to use their skills learned in their classroom training for the week of May 3-5 at Churchill Downs working the Oaks and Derby, and gain some valuable [...]

The Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center hosted a presentation April 11 for local high school seniors and their parents to discuss programs offered at the Perkins Job Corps and through its partnership with Big Sandy Community & Technical College. Culinary students Trey Varret (is his name Varret or Verret?) and Kahlyl Hodnett show off [...]