Edison Job Corps Center

September 18, 2018 The Youth 2 Youth ambassadors and Business Community Liaison  created art work for the Children’s Hospital in New Brunswick, working to bring the community together. The Job Corps students enjoyed the experience by creating (10) art therapy works of art for children that are currently in the hospital. The Students were part [...]

Building Community Awareness

September 2nd, 2018

On August 30, 2018. The BCL attended the Live on Lawn Networking Event and connected with key community officials for work base learning and career placement for Job Corps students. The President of the Somerset Chamber of Commerce was also in attendance and offered to being business partners to Job Corps in order to help [...]

On Friday, August 31, 2018 the Edison Job Corps Academy celebrated graduates who have completed the program successfully and are advancing with their career. The Edison Job Corps graduates came from all over the country to participate in the program, with about half from New Jersey, a quarter from New York and other states, and several [...]

Community Connections

September 2nd, 2018

BCL attended the National Night Out in support of local law enforcement in the Edison Job Corps Community on August 2, 2018. The evening featured  exhibits and demonstrations by the police and fire departments; entertainment and information booths sponsored by the recreation and health departments, the town’s Clean Communities Program, various civic groups and Target [...]

Power to Vote

September 2nd, 2018

The Edison Job Corps staff and students discussed the power of voting. through a connection with the NAACP the BCL worked to register students to vote.   The students were provided a voter registration form and received explanation of how to complete the form.  Students were instructed this is a voluntary exercise. Young people have the [...]

Community Blood Drive

August 24th, 2018

The Edison Job Corps Academy students provided the largest donation yet to urgent care clinics and hospitals in the area. Building on the legacy of our center’s rich history, the students provided their time to help changes and transform the life of a person in need. Overall, the students contributed to helping 170 people in the nearby [...]

On June 7, 2018 former student Aaron Brown presented to community leaders and Job corps students. His topic of discussion was ” No Excuses” Aaron informed the crowd of his former background of laziness and street life, he decided to turn his life around with the direction of his mother. Aaron attended Job Corps in [...]

On July 18, 2018, The  Edison Job Corps Academy BCL and  selected students from the Carpentry department volunteered with Habitat for Humanity to support building a home for a family in need the carpentry students were professional, and demonstrated the skills learned in carpentry such as reading blue prints, shaping and cutting wood, safety guidelines [...]

The Edison Job corps is known for vocational training . 12 amazing  students from the  Advanced Information Technology trade  have passed one of the most challenging courses in Microsoft A+.  They are moving forward from the 901 exam to 902. In an effort to to recognize  this achievement the students are celebrating with their peers [...]

Alston Cambridge struggled in high school before attending the Job Corps Academy.  He was led to Job Corps from his family member due to the free educational training he could receive from the program. Alston studied Carpentry at the Edison Job Corps Academy.  He worked in Student Government and participated in leadership training with staff. [...]