Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps trainee doubles wage earnings upon graduation! “Job Corps helped me achieve the goals that I have always wanted for myself.” states Sanara Sidney, Advanced Security and Protective Services graduate. Sidney earned her High School Diploma in 2016 in her hometown of South Carolina. She was 21 years old, working at [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps graduate, Jacqueline “Ariel” Plummer edges one step closer to her ultimate career goal! Plummer, originally from Lancaster, KY joined Perkins Job Corps in Prestonsburg, KY to pursue Culinary Arts training in October 2019 via a partnership with Carl D. Perkins Vocational Rehabilitation and Training Program. Plummer transferred in January 2021 [...]

Ten recent graduates of the Advanced Security Training Program at the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center have started new jobs at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. All 10 students completed advanced security training and three graduates — Jenna Reyes, April Mangelwol, and Robertine Maccius — also participated in the criminal justice program offered through [...]

Congratulations to Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center (CDPJCC) Alumni, Robert “Alec” Lopez, and CDPJCC Property Supervisor, Mrs. Melissa Murphy! The duo, comprised of 1 staff member and 1 student, attained their bachelor’s degree’s from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) during their virtual commencement ceremonies held on Friday, December 4, 2020. Alumni, Robert Lopez originally from [...]

Carl D Perkins Job Corps student Eternity Preciado contributed her holiday time, to feeding families for Thanksgiving. Preciado, a 21 year old Advanced Security trainee at Perkins Job Corps center, currently serves as an intern at St. Vincent Mission, while awaiting her return to center to complete her certifications and training. Through the St. Vincent [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center, Honoring our hero’s 11-11-2020. Every year on November 11th, citizens across the United States, Europe, and Great Britain pause, organize events and parades, and reserve time to commemorate veterans of all wars, particularly those who are still living. Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center currently proudly employs 7 veterans; [...]

Anthony Barrett, a recent Electrical graduate from Carl D. Perkins Job Corps (Perkins) is putting his training, and career plan into action by participating in a 4-year apprenticeship at Ken Houston Electric in Wilder, KY. Barrett joined Perkins in August of 2019 originally interested in completing the carpentry trade. He was the middle child of [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Staff certify as Mental Health First Aid Trainers BY: Tiffany Fannin, BCL, CDPJCC During the month of September, 92 Carl D. Perkins Job Corps (CDPJCC) Staff increased their Mental Health Awareness by earning an 8-hour Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) Certification. One staff member, Sara Maynard expresses “It really hit [...]

By: Tiffany Fannin. Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center celebrates Residential Advisor, Fran Fletcher’s 24 years of service. Center Director Mrs. Paulena Davis (pictured on right in Navy Blue), presented 24 year Residential Advisor retiree Ms.Fran Fletcher (left in white) with a plaque for her years of service at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center. [...]

Congratulations to the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps (CDPJCC) Finance Team! Each year, Horizon’s Youth Services (HYS) hosts a friendly competition between the finance departments of the centers they operate. A total of 6 centers including Perkins were evaluated on Finance, Purchasing, Property, and Finance & Administration for the period covering July 1, 2019 through [...]