Muhlenberg Job Corps Center

In an effort to align with current needs of area employers, Muhlenberg Job Corps Center will soon offer a new career technical training program, Materia lHandling and Distribution Operations. Students enrolled in this new program will be trained to move stock or other materials from one location to another to prepare them for shipment or [...]

By:  Jacob Groves New equipment enhances Heavy Equipment Operations training The Muhlenberg Job Corps Center received $500,000 from the Department of Labor to bring its Heavy Equipment Operations career technical training program into the 21st century. Muhlenberg Job Corps used the $500,000 allotment to purchase a skid-steer, dozer, mini-excavator, excavator, front-end loader and backhoe. This [...]

By:  Jacob Groves Marco Penn, who graduated from Muhlenberg Job Corps in 2016 and has worked for Walgreens since then, returned to the center Jan. 23 to thank Pharmacy Technician Instructor Glenda Harris for her role in his education and to present her with beautiful flowers. Penn, who earned a credential as a pharmacy technician [...]

Center Director Peter LaFleur Retires, Gavin Gorham named new CD There was a changing of the guard Jan. 29 as Center Director Peter LaFleur officially retired after a 40-year career with Job Corps and Gavin Gorham, who has served as career services director at the center the past eight years, took over as center director. [...]

Armand Planter to Serve in AmeriCorps | By:  Jacob Groves Muhlenberg Job Corps student Armand Planter is busy finishing up training here and preparing for the next leg on his journey to success. In February he plans to volunteer for the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community program. Planter will be based in Vinton, Iowa, and will [...]

By Jacob Groves Muhlenberg Job Corps Students Partner with Rotary Club of Muhlenberg County to Assist with “Build-a-Bed” Project Muhlenberg Job Corps CDL-B students, Jeremiah Harris, Darren Rooks, Leroy Jamison, and Daniel Scott get into the Christmas Spirit by teaming up with Rotary of Muhlenberg County to help deliver beds to Muhlenberg County Residents in [...]

On Nov. 25th, Muhlenberg Job Corps students lent a hand to Operation Christmas Child, a project of Samaritan’s Purse that distributes shoeboxes filled with gifts to children who might not otherwise receive any presents for Christmas. Muhlenberg Job Corps students working toward obtaining their Commercial Driver’s License – Class B offered their time and experience [...]

The Job Corps program is known for providing relevant, rigorous job training to give students the vocational skills they need to succeed in new careers. But recently, student leaders from Muhlenberg Job Corps got specialized training in leadership that will benefit them not only in future careers but also throughout their lives Officers of the [...]

By:  Jacob Groves Thanksgiving is an important time of the year.  It is expected that more than 55 million people will travel 50 miles or more away from home in 2019, making this the second-busiest travel day since the year 2000.  In this important holiday, families gather together to celebrate all the things that they [...]

Muhlenberg Job Corps celebrated the accomplishments of 29 graduates on November 6th with ceremonies at the center.  Graduates shared their big moment with family members, students, and staff that attended the ceremony. Graduate speaker, Katherine Gardiner, completed the Medical Office Support curriculum, passed the National Health Association Certification, the Electronic Health Records Certification, and attended [...]