Finch-Henry Job Corps Center

Lilly Herring

August 25th, 2021

After Graduating from the Jackson Public School System, Lillian L. Herring decided not to attend college, but to attend the Finch-Henry Job Corps Center. Her goal was to become a nurse. She entered the program on March 18, 2008. While enrolled at Finch-Henry, Lillian became the president of our Student Government Association as well as [...]

Ms. Kadajaih Babbitt

August 25th, 2021

Ms. Kadajaih Babbitt enrolled at the Finch-Henry Job Corps Center, April 01, 2014. Ms. Babbitt a native from Nettleton, MS enrolled without a HSD and/or any transferable skills for employment. Babbitt enrolled as a 12TH grade completer who failed “two state test.” Babbitt recalled she failed English and Math. Babbitt was determined to earn her [...]

Mario Bennett

August 13th, 2021

Mario M. Bennet entered the Finch-Henry Job Corps Center on November 17, 2009 to obtain his trade in Retail Sales and to obtain his High School diploma. Medical concerns prevented him from completing the 12th grade. He was raised by his mother in Iowa City, Iowa and he later moved to Southaven, MS with a [...]

Zatayyea M. Goodall

August 13th, 2021

Graduate Zatayvea M. Goodall is a native of Weir, Mississippi and entered job corps on January 13, 2020. Student Goodall was voted student of the month in March 2020 just before departing center due to the Covid Pandemic. Ms. Goodall was an active student in the Distance Learning Program and received the Center’s Participation Award [...]

Faces of Job Corps

July 26th, 2021

Former Finch-Henry Job Corps Center graduate, Jeremy Longino was sworn in as an alderman in the city of Hazlehurst, Mississippi on July 1, 2021. Jeremy completed Material Handling and Distribution while a student at Finch-Henry. He has made several trip back to offer words of encouragement to students at the Center, reminding them to get [...]

Job Fair Student Workers Honored

September 1st, 2015

A group of Finch-Henry Job Corps Center students were recently honored by the Governor of Mississippi and officials of the Governor’s Job Fair Network. Adam Todd, Job Fair Network Director, presented the certificates to four of the students during a luncheon sponsored by the Job Fair Network. The students were honored for their work earlier [...]

The new students at Finch-Henry Job Corps Center were recently greeted by Batesville Mayor Jerry Autrey, a longtime supporter of the center. The students had the opportunity to receive a personal welcome and share with Mayor Autrey on their first full day on center as they toured the campus. The mayor is the Immediate Past [...]

Finch-Henry Job Corps Center students help welcomed local officials returning to the center to meet with corporate staff and representatives during the recent annual corporate assessment. The officials meeting with corporate staff included Batesville Mayor Jerry Autrey; Sheriff Dennis Darby, Community Relations Council (CRC) Vice President; State Representative Lataisha Jackson; Sandra Jamison, staff of Congressman [...]

The Finch-Henry Job Corps Center Carpentry students assisted the South Panola School District Special Education department by building storage cabinets for their newly assigned classrooms. The students went to the classroom site and built a total of five wall cabinets and one coat rack. The Finch-Henry students were called upon to help the school district [...]

Finch-Henry Summer Commencement

September 1st, 2015

The Finch-Henry Job Corps Center Summer Commencement Exercises were recently held with Dr. Constance Slaughter-Harvey as the speaker. Over eighty students out of 146 eligible students returned to take part in the exercises. Dr. Slaughter-Harvey’s life’s work in education, government, civil rights and the legal field made her the ideal person to speak to the [...]