Cleveland Job Corps Center

Ismaila Traore Age: 25 Hometown: Cleveland, OH Center: Cleveland Career Area: Carpentry Region: Chicago Employer: The Company Position: Carpenter Apprentice “All the obstacles that you overcome will make you into a better person,” explained Ismaila Traore. “There is beauty in the struggle.” Cleveland Heights High School graduate, Ismaila Traore, was working at Domino’s Pizza when [...]

Ta’mia Long Age: 19 Hometown: Cleveland, OH Center: Cleveland Job Corps Career Area: Medical Office Support and Nursing Assistant Region: Chicago Employer: Rogers Homecare Position: Home Health Aide Local Clevelander, Ta’mia Long, was sixteen-years-old when she began cutting class and partying; and eventually dropped out of school when she was seventeen. One day while talking [...]

Jeremy Rivers Age: 25 Hometown: Cleveland, OH Center: Cleveland Career Area: Carpentry Region: Chicago Employer: Frank Novak and Sons Position: Carpenter Apprentice “I had just learned that I was about to have a daughter, it really motivated me to join Job Corps,” explained Jeremy Rivers. “I needed to start a career that would provide for [...]

Joining millions of others around the world, the Cleveland Job Corps Center hosted an International Women’s Day event on March 8, 2018, to celebrate all the Women on Center. To keep with the 2018 International Women’s Day campaign theme, “#PressforProgress” that calls for women to make a strong call to action, get motivated and unite, [...]

While attending the 23rd Annual Rescuer of Humanity Awards Dinner, Cleveland Job Corps Testing Coordinator, Sandra Talley was so impressed with Jameel Davis’ acceptance speech that she invited him to the Center. Jameel was the recipient of the 2018 Eric Scott Russell Kindness Award at the dinner. On March 22, 2018, the Cleveland Job Corps [...]

“You’re never too old, too wacky, too wild, to pick up a book and read to a child,” Dr. Seuss. For several weeks students and staff at the Cleveland Job Corps Center eagerly planned for the nation’s largest reading event, “Read Across America Day.” The National Education Association founded “Read Across America” in 1997 to [...]

JaVaughn Malett Age: 23 Hometown: Toledo, Ohio Career Area: Emergency Medical Technician Enrollment: 11/7/16 – 6/19/17 JaVaughn received his High School Diploma in 2012, from Rogers High School. Tired of working dead-end jobs he sought the counsel of his mother who encouraged him to apply to Job Corps. He enrolled in Cleveland Job Corps’ Advanced [...]

Shareek Malcolm Age: 20 Hometown: Akron, OH Career Area: Welding Enrollment: 5/1/2017- 1/30/2018 “My grandfather who is an engineer is an inspiration to me, I eventually want to follow in his footsteps,” said Shareek. “I believe the Cleveland Job Corps Center is a good first step in that direction.” During his enrollment at the Cleveland [...]

Cleveland Job Corps Center graduate’s Joseph Jackson and Ronnie Haywood, left for Iowa on February 13, 2018, to begin a new adventure. The gentlemen were accepted to the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) North Central Region: Vinton, Iowa Campus. They will serve ten months in a team-oriented environment working with nonprofits, schools, public agencies, [...]

The Cleveland Job Corps Center has a long-tenured partnership with the Cuyahoga Community College that provides advanced career training for Cleveland Job Corps students. This excellent partnership between Cleveland Job Corps and Cuyahoga Community College provides an opportunity for eligible Job Corps students to enroll and receive either supplemental services while pursuing an Associate Degree [...]