Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center

Valentine’s Day at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center is a time to share the love. As the old saying goes, “It is better to give than to receive,” That’s definitely a moral instilled in the hearts of our students. On Thursday, November 13th Carl D. Perkins Youth 2 Youth Partners for Peace ambassadors and [...]

Monday February 3, 2020 The Mayor of Prestonsburg, Les Stapleton invited all members of the community to assist with showcasing the City of Prestonsburg in an effort to win HGTV’s Hometown Makeover contest. The Mayor made a face book request for all organizations to come together for the audition and final submission. Carl D. Perkins [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center met with local and distant business representatives Thursday, January 30 to kick off the 2020 New Year with a focus on Business Engagement and Employer needs and trends. The meeting began at 11:30am in the movie room where the Center Director welcomed and introduced everyone. The Career Technical Training [...]

On Monday, January 20, 2020 Carl D. Perkins students attended a Unity March in Honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in downtown Pikeville, KY. The march began at 10am on Hambley Boulevard, and ended at the Pikeville United Methodist Church. The Unity march was led by the Pikeville City Police Honor Guard. Though it [...]

On Wednesday, January 15th students at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center gathered in their gymnasium to give back to their community by donating blood to the American Red Cross. Donating blood makes such an impact and students are so involved in the action that blood drives are hosted quarterly on center. 47 staff and [...]

On Tuesday, December 10, the Carl D. Perkins Student Government Association braved the cold weather to attend the 61st Inauguration of Governor Andy Beshear and Lieutenant Governor Jacqueline Coleman at the KY state Capital building in Frankfort. The students were excited to be a part of this event as they witnessed history in the making. [...]

Advanced Security students at Carl D Perkins Job Corps Center are committed to their training, even if it hurts a little bit. They endure exceptional training to ensure they are equipped with the skills necessary to enter the corrections, law enforcement, military, and security workforce. On November 21 Pikeville Police Officers Joseph Slone, and Josh [...]

On Tuesday, November 5, 2019 Student Government Association students at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center attended Camp Horizons leadership conference held in Harrisonburg, VA. Students were invited to step out of their comfort zones and into their challenge zones; and challenged they were. Through a rigorous agenda full of small and large group interactions [...]

Carl D. Perkins students celebrate Red Ribbon Week by committing to be drug free not just for one week but all year long. Y2Y students kicked off Red Ribbon Week by attending the Prestonsburg City Council Meeting on Monday October 21, 2019 at 6pm where Mayor Les Stapleton alongside his 8 council members signed a [...]

A recent Security graduate from Carl D. Perkins Job Corps obtained employment as a Sheriff’s Deputy for the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Garrett Williams, dropped out of high school at the age of 18 to work construction with his brother and help support his family. He worked in the construction field [...]