Curlew Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center

In 1999, Kevin Connor was a senior at Riverside High School, in north Spokane, playing sports and getting good grades. Until, that is, a bout with mononucleosis caused him to miss too many hours of school. He was told he’d have to repeat his senior year. Shortly after, Kevin came to the Curlew Job Corps, [...]

When the first round of wind and rain rolled through the Curlew State Park, Ranger Ric Sanders considered himself lucky that the forecasted storm was somewhat insignificant. “I felt something was wrong, so I went up to the office and checked my messages. I found a 13 page email from Wenatchee Regional Headquarters warning of [...]

When the first round of wind and rain rolled through the Curlew State Park, Ranger Ric Sanders considered himself lucky that the forecasted storm was somewhat insignificant. “I felt something was wrong, so I went up to the office and checked my messages. I found a 13 page email from Wenatchee Regional Headquarters warning of [...]

One of the most popular vocational training programs at Curlew Job Corps is welding. The course is taught by Jake Miller, a total outdoorsman, who attracts students who are not only interested in working in the industry, but also likes Jake’s friendly but no nonsense approach to teaching. Throw in a few old Navy stories [...]

January 26, 2012 7-month-old dog rescued by forestry trainees Rich Landers The Spokesman-Review Students from the Curlew Job Corps Center rescue a dog on Tuesday near Sherman Pass. Nothing prepares adventurers for the anxiety of looking for a lost dog, especially in the backcountry as the sun sinks below the horizon and the coyotes yip in the distance. [...]

Spotlight on Forestry

December 12th, 2011

Curlew Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center’s Forestry Technician instructor, Jim Beckwith, has been sharing his love and knowledge of the forest with young men and women at Curlew Job Corps since 1991. I asked Jim about his career path that led him from a young man growing up in Connecticut, not far from New York [...]

Spotlight on Painting

October 31st, 2011

Why would Curlew Job Corps painting students be walking the steep, mile-long, road down to the main highway and back to their training site, carrying water filled paint buckets in each hand? International Union of Painters and Allied Trades Pre-Apprenticeship instructor, Mike Storrs, can explain.   “Our students need to be physically able to carry [...]

The Curlew Job Corps recently completed a first phase Xerioscaping at the Tonasket Ranger District off, in Tonasket, Washington. The Curlew Job Corps Facilities Maintenance crew, instructed by James Moore, put finishing touches on the new Tonasket Ranger Station sign using rocks provided by a local landowner. This effort is part of a larger project [...]

February 2011 brought a close to the Curlew Job Corps CCC’s Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation project. The project was completed by Job Corps students from not only Curlew, but Welding, painting, and carpentry students from the Anaconda, Cass, Centennial, Columbia Basin, Golconda, Lyndon B. Johnson, Weber Basin and Wolf Creek Job Corps Centers. “We are [...]

Only attending school through the ninth grade, Salvador had few marketable skills and little work experience, except for helping his family with fruit picking and vegetable harvest. New students to Curlew Job Corps are able to try out eight different vocational training offerings including four pre-apprenticeship trades of carpentry, bricklaying, painting and construction laborer. During [...]