Cleveland Job Corps Center

Meet… Hellena Shoda Smith Age: 18 Hometown: Cleveland, Ohio Center: Cleveland Job Corps Enrollment Dates: May 5, 2018 – August 16, 2019 Career Training: Building Construction Technology “I am grateful for Job Corps and the staff, they helped me see my potential,” stated Hellena Shoda Smith. “Even though I wanted to leave and go back [...]

Meet… Christie Smith Age: 17 Hometown: Detroit MI Center: Cleveland Job Corps Enrollment Dates: November 5, 2018 – November 25, 2019 Career Area: Pharmacy Technician With no clear path and fed up with couch surfing, Christie Smith decided to come to Job Corps. Her sister Alicia Peoples attended Job Corps in St Paul’s Minnesota and [...]

Student leaders from the Cleveland Job Corps Center united with other Job Corps Centers across the country in observance of the 2020 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day of Service. In honor of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., the Lambda Phi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC), and members [...]

Meet… Kadar Chavis Age: 20 Hometown: Richmond Heights, Ohio Center: Cleveland Job Corps Enrollment Dates: 12/10/18 – 12/03/19 Career Training Area: Building Construction Technology After dropping out of school during his senior year, Kadar Chavis’s foster mother signed him up for Job Corps. “I didn’t make the decision to enroll in Job Corps, my foster [...]

Meet…Richauna Porter Age: 24 Hometown: Akron, Ohio Center: Cleveland Job Corps Enrollment Dates: 06/17/19 – 11/25/19 Career Training Area: Medical Administrative Assistant Akron native Richauna Porter began taking the Medical Administrative Assistant course at the Cleveland Job Corps Center on June 17, 2019. In a little over five months, she finished the program earning certifications [...]

On December 11, 2019, the Cleveland Job Corps Center hosted its annual Workforce and Community Relations Council Appreciation Luncheon. The annual event is held in appreciation of center partners, supporters, community residents, elected officials, vendors and employers that have supported the Cleveland Job Corps throughout the year. The event commenced with a wonderful welcome from [...]

The holiday spirit is certainly in the air at the Cleveland Job Corps Center, as the 8th Annual Toy Drive was a huge success. During the months of November and December, Cleveland Job Corps staff could dress down each Friday by donating $5 or a toy of equal value. Thanks to their generosity, the center [...]

The First Annual Breakfast with Santa was held on December 7, 2019, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm, at the Cleveland Job Corps Center’s Recreation facility. The free event was sponsored by the Cleveland Job Corps, Greater Collinwood Development Corporation, Councilman Polensek and Councilman Hairston. Attendees took free pictures with Santa, played games, created Christmas [...]

Local Clevelander Joselynne Muregwa, 17, attended the Cleveland Job Corps Center as part of the Nurse Aide Program. She completed her training in addition to obtaining her high school diploma, ServSafe, CPR and First Aid certifications. On August 16, 2019, Joselynne proudly walked across the stage to receive her diploma. “Job Corps had everything I [...]

“Never give up, you have so much potential to unleash,” advises recent Cleveland Job Corps graduate D’Angelo Otey. On July 18, 2019, the nineteen-year-old successfully completed Job Corps’ Bricklaying career training program. D’Angelo is starting a new chapter in his life at Excelsior Springs Job Corps Transportation Communications Union/International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers [...]