Joliet Job Corps Center

In a great finale to a week dedicated to health and fitness and hosted by the Jaguar Fitness Club, Charles Murray, the exercise physiologist, wellness coach and certified yoga instructor from New Lenox’s Silver Cross Hospital led a boot camp-style workout for staff and students on Aug. 18. Earlier in the week, Mr. Murray had [...]

For several months, the Building Construction Technology and Cement students have been rehabbing the male gazebo. At the Joliet Job Corps Center, the open-air structure is an important place. Students go there to meet, chat and enjoy a little down time during the training day. It’s also the spot where students wait for rides because [...]

Learning Healthy Habits

August 21st, 2016

During a health awareness event that was held on Aug. 15 and sponsored by the Joliet Jaguar Fitness Club and Heals, students were honored to have guest speaker Charles Murray, an exercise physiologist who also is a wellness coach and a certified yoga instructor at Silver Cross Hospital in New Lenox, Ill. Mr. Murray explained [...]

When Tremaine McKnight heard that Social Development Director Alicia Grangent was taking students to the Illinois State Fair, he decided to make the trip. After all, he’d never been to Springfield, Ill., the capital of the state, or to the fair. “I wanted to go because I knew the fair would have a lot of [...]

The Joliet Job Corps Center’s Aug. 12 Commencement Ceremony honored 94 students who successfully completed the program. After the graduates marched into the Center’s large auditorium, Deputy Center Director Gloria Whatley urged each one to be a good citizen and to continue contributing to the community. “You proved today by being a graduate that you [...]

On Aug. 2, Human Resources Manager Charrice Miller and Human Resources Co-ordinator Filieshia Wilson participated in a job fair at Joliet Junior College that was sponsored by 11th District Congressman Bill Foster. The event was well attended by the college’s students and other guests from the surrounding community. Several prospective candidates completed applications on the [...]

During the first two weeks of July, students were invited to create drawings that would become a new logo for the Kickers, a group of 11 students who work with TEAP Specialist Patricia Alberty as they try to quit smoking cigarettes. The drawings were displayed in Ms. Alberty’s classroom for a week, and the students [...]

Students gathered in the large auditorium on July 21 for the “Cut It!” Student Assembly. Hosted by the Y2Y Partners for Peace, the event marked the launch of a new challenge involving a spin-off of the popular hip hop song, “Cut It.” The goal of the challenge is to eliminate verbal and physical altercations on [...]

Equip for Equality is a Chicago-based non-profit that works to protect the rights of Illinois residents with disabilities. The group provides legal services, training and assistance with self-advocacy while monitoring public policies. On Aug. 3, Rachel Weisberg, a lawyer who works for the group and also manages the Illinois ADA project, came to the Joliet [...]

RISE Leaders Visit the Center

August 14th, 2016

For the past few years, the staff of the RISE Alternative High School in Chicago Heights, Ill., have referred some students to the Joliet Job Corps Center. But they never had seen it for themselves. On Aug. 8, Principal Ken Peterson, Social Worker Tim Keene and Teachers Aide Derrick Childers took a two-hour tour of [...]