Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

Discuss career opportunities with Security students Correction Officers Boone and Music from the Fayette County Detention Center in Lexington, KY, recently met with Security & Protective Services students at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps to inform them about the requirements needed to be a corrections officer at the detention center and the demands of the [...]

Tracy Osborne Clay, registered apprenticeship program coordinator from the Kentucky Labor Cabinet, recently visited Carl D. Perkins Job Corps to train several staff from the Perkins Job Corps and other Job Corps centers in Kentucky, Kentucky Outreach/Career Transition staff from Lexington and Louisville offices, and Horizons Youth Services corporate staff. As part of the training, [...]

Carl D. Perkins holds Fall College/Career Fair on Thursday November 2, 2017. The Center had over thirty vendors set up at the fair. Employers and Colleges had the opportunity to talk with Perkins Job Corps Students, over 300 local high school students and several in the community that were seeking employment. This is the 5th [...]

Carl D. Perkins Student Government Association and Business Community Liaison(BCL) had the opportunity to meet Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt and U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell during an event in Hazard, KY. The Perkins students had an opportunity to hear updates on environmental regulations at the event.

Perkins Y2Y student ambassadors , Princess Gentry, Jarmon Ritter, Alex Carvelk, and Frank Rivera put on anti bullying puppet show for youngsters at the Jenny Wiley Festival. Students practiced for weeks , rehearsing their scripts and making sure they were ready for the big day. The students performed their show during the Jenny Wiley Festival [...]

Center honors CTR Coordinator Amanda Ousley,Carl D. Perkins Job Corps congratulates Amanda Ousley, who is the center’s Employee of the Month for September. Ousley has been an employee with Perkins Job Corps for the last six years as a career counselor. She recently moved into the Career Transition Reediness coordinator position. Ousley holds a bachelor’s [...]

Students from the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps walked the walk and talked the talk during their recent job interviews with the Kentucky Department of Corrections – and, as a result, were all hired! Students Anthony Brown, Tre’Shawn Dillard, Jarvis Mattox, Marvin Lockett, Robert Mayer and Jared Jardine interviewed with the Kentucky Department of Corrections [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps celebrated its Youth2Youth/Partners4Peace Week Sept. 18-22 with guest speakers, including one from NASA, art activities, classroom presentations in the local schools, an anti-violence message themed contest for decorating classrooms and dorms, and a Be a Superhero not a Bully event. The week culminated with the spreading of the Y2Y message [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps students assisted with the Eastern Kentucky Cares: Hope from the Mountains Radiothon held on Thursday September 7, 2017 at the Mountain Arts Center in Prestonsburg, KY. Several Office Administration students spent hours answering phones and taking pledges for the Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The Radiothon sponsored by WYMT News, had [...]

Students plan, prepare and serve food for legislative event Perkins Job Corps Culinary students prepared and served the food for the Floyd County Chamber’s Legislative Round Table Luncheon, held at the Mountain Arts Center on Aug. 31. Kentucky State Representatives John Blanton and Larry Brown, along with several other chamber members, community members and business [...]