Gainesville Job Corps Center

County Commissioner and passionate supporter of the Gainesville Job Corps Center, Alena Lawson, sent the below “Letter to the Editor” to the Guardian and Gainesville Sun. The letter was printed in both newspapers: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20121219/GUARDIAN/121219548 During these challenging economic times, I am glad that the Gainesville Job Corps Center is still a high-performing center that partners [...]

  The below article was printed in the Guardian Newspaper. Job Corps Students are showcased for their commitment and dedication to serving the community.  Students are quoted in the article and are captured in the article’s photo… http://www.gainesville.com/article/20121227/GUARDIAN/121229704 A lesson in HIV Black AIDS Services and Education hosts bingo event to help educate homeless residents By Cleveland [...]

Education…the Best Gift!

December 31st, 2012

Graduate Brian Simmons at the Gainesville Job Corps Center says he received the best gift of all this holiday season while enrolled at Job Corps—-he received his High School Diploma and he has a job! “I passed the FCAT and ACT and now I am a High School graduate,” Simmons said, “I never thought I [...]

GJCC Career Expo

November 25th, 2012

Dozens of students from 5 of the Alachua County High Schools poured into the Gainesville Job Corps Center earlier this month to learn about the center’s career technical opportunities . November 1st, the Center hosted it’s 4th annual Career Expo. Job Corps trains and certifies students in Certified Nursing Assistance, Certified Medical Assistance, Auto Tech, [...]

Pre-Law Student Goes to Work!

September 28th, 2012

Pre Law Graduate Sam Reese is proud of his accomplishments. Reese said he enrolled in the Job Corps program in July of 2011. Now, just a little over a year later, Reese is a certified security officer with his first job! Reese was hired at PCI Security, which is a protective services company that specializes in [...]

The below article was printed in the Gainesville Sun newspaper: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120824/ARTICLES/120829735?template=printpicart Quenesa Sams said she realized she should have taken school more seriously about two months before graduating from high school.  “It was too late at that point,” she said. “I didn’t do well in school.”  On Friday, the 19-year-old from Eustis graduated from the [...]

The below article was printed in the Guardian newspaper: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120912/GUARDIAN/120919812?template=printpicart The Delta Room and the Omega Room at the Wilhelmina Johnson Center is sporting a new look after students in the painting program at the Gainesville Jobs Corps Center puts a fresh coat of paint on the walls for the first time in almost 10 [...]

The below Letter to the Editor was posted in the Gainesville Sun: http://www.gainesville.com/article/20120604/OPINION02/120609923?p=2&tc=pg Support Job Corps I am writing to express my firm belief that Job Corps works. The Gainesville Job Corps Center has been a staple in Gainesville. Job Corps is a positive program that provides education and career training to at-risk and under-served [...]

GJCC Student Goes to Work!

June 29th, 2012

Ronesha Butler, a recent graduate of the Gainesville Job Corps Center, successfully secured employment on June 15th, with Home BY Choice. Ronesha’s trade of choice was CN A  and she received her Home Health Aid Certification. Some of  Ronesha’s  responsibilities include: • Medication reminders/assistance • Bathing assistance • Light transfer assistance • Meal preparation • Light housekeeping • Laundry • Shopping • Escort to appointments [...]

Culinary Arts Instructor Mr. Aaron Pringle and his students stay busy making a difference in the lives of Gainesville’s community and business partners. Already this year, the Chef and his students have served at over 8 local community service events. Just recently, the Chef and his students served and greeted guests at the Dreamer’s Foundation [...]