Northlands Job Corps Academy

Northlands Students of the Week

November 19th, 2020

Jeremiah Chaparro has spent the last eight months working full time under a contractor in southern Vermont.   He never imagined when he started at Job Corps over two years ago that his goal to become a welder would be sidetracked by a pandemic and he would be learning not one, but two trades!  While the [...]

Northlands Welcomes Back Students

November 19th, 2020

Northlands Job Corps is one of the Centers that (luckily!) was chosen to be able to return students to Center.  On Sunday, November 8th, we welcomed back our first cohort of nine students and on November 15th, another ten students, bringing our on Center student total to 30!  All of Northlands staff and all returning [...]

What does Veterans Day celebrate? Veterans Day is held in honor of all those who served in the United States Armed Forces. This is different from Memorial Day which honors those who died while serving. Who celebrates this day? Veterans Day is a federal holiday in the United States. All non-essential government agencies and many [...]

Northlands Celebrates CMA grads

November 16th, 2020

Written by: Northlands CMA Instructor Andy Conte This event troubled me from the start. COVID-19 was getting in the way of one of my students completing the CMA program. Performing the phlebotomy sticks is typically one of the most difficult skills for a student to master. Sticking a needle into someone’s arm can be traumatic [...]

As we prepare for more and more students to return, it might be interesting to hear from the students on campus. Residential staff (RS) will be interviewing students to collect their experiences and advice.  This week we hear from a student who asked to go by STM for this interview. RS: You have a very [...]

Northlands Writing Contest Winner

September 22nd, 2020

We are happy to announce a winner for our recent writing contest! Saphire A. Tucker-McCartney! The prompt was How do you overcome the challenges we are facing today? Saphire’s personal essay offers great insight into her frustrations with racism.  She shares her story to be the ripple who can help teach others acceptance and understanding [...]

Levi Gannon is our Student of the Week for August 2-8. Levi was about to start his training in the culinary trade when life as we know it was interrupted by COVID 19. After taking a respite during Spring Break and biking around Vermont, Levi has become a serious long-distance learner. With the support of [...]

As you can see from the pictures the students who are on Center since either the start of “Spring Break” or after Covid-19 testing and two weeks of quarantine are quite active. The “new normal” is for any activity that puts you in close proximity to another (less than 6 feet) a face mask is [...]

As the COVID quarantine slowly lifts, Northlands Recreation knew that our on Center students were feeling cooped up and needing to blow off some steam.  An activity that our students have always enjoyed is playing paintball at Colchester Paintball.  Knowing that COVID safety is very important to us, Colchester Paintball owner Scott Brisson arranged for [...]

WE ARE – Northlands Huskies!

September 21st, 2020

The Northlands Job Corps Center recently took a student poll to decide on our mascot.  We had been known as the Northlands Bulldogs, but felt it was time for a re-branding, a new identity.  The students took a vote during an assembly and we are now known as the Northlands Huskies.   We soon went to [...]