Old Dominion Job Corps Center

By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison Wednesday, May 22, 2013, was designated as United Way of Central Virginia’s “Day of Caring”.  For 20 years, United Way of Central Virginia has been bringing together area non-profits who have a need for labor and supplies and matching them with area businesses that have the manpower and supplies [...]

By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison Twelve students at ODJCC achieved scores that qualified them for their GED’s in the 3rd quarter. Congratulations are in order for each of these students.  In this group of twelve, are three students who achieved outstanding scores and we want to recognize their exceptional achievement. Dakota Landers is in [...]

By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison Old Dominion Job Corps Center formed a partnership with Gleaning for the World to work at the GFTW warehouse in Concord, Virginia once a month.  GFTW is renowed for the efficiency with which they run their organization.  They use 96.6 % of their donations for those in need and [...]

By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison  On Friday, September 21, 2012, the students and staff at Old Dominion Job Corps had the opportunity to witness a young woman named Sarah Panzau telling the story of her life after experiencing a horrific automobile accident.  Her story made you cry, laugh, mad, sad and proved to be [...]

Second Annual National Job Corps Commencement Day Graduates   Center Director Danny Grimes presents SGA President Jacqueline Bishop her Diploma at the Ceremony   By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison  On Friday, August 24, 2012, Old Dominion Job Corps Center joined with 125 centers across the country to celebrate the second annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day”.  [...]

By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison On Tuesday, May 22, 2012, Virginia State Senator Tom Garrett (I) visited Old Dominion Job Corps Center.  He represents part of Lynchburg and all of the counties of Amherst, Appomattox, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, and Prince Edward counties, and part of Louisa County.  Old Dominion Job Corps Center is [...]

By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison  The Amherst CountyChamber of Commerce held its 10th Annual Business Appreciation Awards Dinner at Sweet Briar College on Monday night, May 14, 2012.  Awards were given for Small Business of the Year, Medium-sized Business of the Year, Non-Profit Business of the Year and Large Business of the Year. The [...]

May 11, 2012 By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison In March 2010, Central Virginia Community College, Babcock & Wicox Nuclear Operations Group, and Old Dominion Job Corps Center signed a Memorandum of Understganding and formed a partnership to address the region’s shortage of machinists.  On May 20, 2012, ten of the students in The Region [...]

By Jeanne Vaughan, business and community liaison In January 2012 Old Dominion Job Corps Center’s GED/High School diploma program was ranked #3 in the nation.  This information was shared with the attendees at our first Community Relations Committee Breakfast Meeting in 2012.  As of February, our ranking moved to Number 1 nationally. In attendance at [...]

Students at Old Dominion deserve recognition for working in the cold to recycle cardboard boxes on Center.