Charleston Job Corps Center

On June 22, 2022, the Charleston Job Corps OA Director, OA Counselor, and BCL attend a career day at the Mountaineer Challenge Academy’s Montgomery location. The cadets were eager to pursue career opportunities that included military service, apprenticeships, traditional higher education, and technical training. Job Corps was able to pique some cadets’ interests and encourage [...]

Student, Dwayne Murphy, Jr. of Newark, Delaware, came to Charleston Job Corps in July 2021. Murphy completed Heating Venting and Air Conditioning (HVAC) and has been accepted into the BullsEye Staffing Program. BullsEye has a long history in the staffing world with over three decades of varied experience. Most supervisors within the organization have previously [...]

Carlos Torre-Piris, a Charleston Job Corps student, enrolled in the program on July 27, 2021, hoping to find a career path. Carlos chose to pursue the Medical Administration trade at Charleston through the center’s partnership with Ross Medical, which he completed on May 12, 2022. Upon completion of Medical Administration, he was awarded a work-based [...]

Kaylie Nichols, a Charleston Job Corps student, came to the program with aspirations of becoming an obstetrician. At the age of thirteen, Kaylie realized the traditional educational forum in her hometown was ineffective. She discovered that the lack of teacher and peer interaction and lack of classroom materials would not provide the education required to [...]

Network Cabling and Facilities Maintenance students at Charleston Job Corps collaborated on a project to provide power to the storage garages behind the Career and Technical Training Buildings. Many of the TAR requirements in the electrical component of their training were covered with this project. Mr. Cameron Hanson, a facilities maintenance instructor, and Mr. Charles [...]

Charleston Job Corps’ Alumni Graduate of the month is Silas Carden. Following high school, in Linden, VA, Silas bounced from job to job in hopes of finding a career. Despite his high school credentials, he soon realized they were not enough to fulfill his dream of a rewarding career. So, he decided to enroll in [...]

Charleston Job Corps is proud of our Career and Technical Training completers for the Month of April 2022. Our community partners are challenged to make Charleston Job Corps a viable option when seeking skilled laborers. Our students have worked hard to acquire the skills required for current positions available in West Virginia and throughout the [...]

Charleston Job Corps Student Alumni of the Month, Jamonte Hunnicutt of Richmond, Virginia, arrived at Charleston Job Corps simply looking for a better life. After high school, Hunnicutt found employment in the food industry and soon felt trapped at a dead end. He realized, there must be career and training opportunities available and found Job [...]

Mr. Danny Grimes has been named the new center director of the Charleston Job Corps Center. Mr. Grimes has over 27 years of experience in the Job Corps at five different centers, with almost 22 of those years being a center director. He comes highly regarded and recommended due to the consistent results he has [...]

The Charleston Job Corps’ Student Enterprise is currently putting its training to the test. Students from the Network Cable Installation trade are applying their skills by adding an outdoor Wifi access point in order to strengthen the wifi signal in the administration building. Students, Damion Borders, Tessa Starke and Rudolph Robinson are operating under the [...]