Old Dominion Job Corps Center

 By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison  Students Celebrate their Accomplishments On November 18, 2011, 38 students and over 100 family and friends attended graduation ceremonies at the Old Dominion Job Corps Center in Monroe, Virginia. This event marks the completion of the students’ academic and vocational training through the job corps program.  The commencement speaker [...]

Facilities Maintenance Instructor Sean Kelly works along side students By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison On Wednesday, November 16, 2011, HBI Facility Maintenance Instructor Kelly and nine of his students volunteered to assist “Gleaning for the World” at their warehouse facility with sorting current donations or projects.  GFTW had received a number of pallets of donated [...]

SGA members Corey Putney and Arick Harris present turkey and fixings to a Mother and her daughter. Job Corps SGA addresses community need On Thursday afternoon, November 17, 2011, Old Dominion Job Corps SGA members presented 60 frozen turkeys and all the fixings for Thanksgiving dinner to families at the Salvation Army on Park Avenue [...]

Students make a difference   By Jeanne Vaughan, ODJCC Business & Community Liaison       Old Dominion Job Corps Center Landscaping students used their training and skills to assist Jubilee Family Community Center in sprucing up for an Open House at the Center. On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, the students accompanied their Home Builders Institute Instructor [...]

ODJCC Director of Education and Training Mr. Reginald Walker, ODJCC Business & Community Liaison Jeanne Vaughan and Virginia Delegate Scott Garrett An entertaining evening with our Virginia Lawmakers By Jeanne W. Vaughan, Business Community Liaison On Thursday evening, September 29, 2011, from 5:30 – 7:30 pm, Business Community Liaison Jeanne Vaughan and Director of Education [...]

Leisure Time Work Pays Off for Shawnyqua Ellis  By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison  Ms. Shawnyqua Ellis, a plumbing student at Old Dominion Job Corps, started orientation with Lowes on September 7, 2011. She is employed as a Cashier at $8.60 an hour. She is an active student at ODJCC and works for Lowes in [...]

  Event celebrates 47 years of the Job Corps program  The National Job Corps Association has proclaimed Aug. 30, 2011, as the official day of commemoration marking the 47th anniversary of the Job Corps program, which began with the signing by President Lyndon B. Johnson of the Economic Opportunity Act in August 1964. To commemorate [...]

 Old Dominion students collect donations at Kroger for GFTW ODJCC began this Rewarding Relationship in January 2011 By Jeanne Vaughan, Old Dominion Job Corps Business Community Liaison On January 10, 2011, Kyle Goldsmith, Project Development Coordinator for “Gleaning for the World”, called and asked if Job Corps students could help out with collecting donations for [...]

Old Dominion Job Corps Students Perform Work Base Learning at Lowes and Transfer to Jobs at Lowes in their Home Town  The students were Lowes employees and were paid while on Work Base    By Jeanne Vaughan, Business Community Liaison at Old Dominion Job Corps Center       In December 2010, Mr. Richard Benoit, Work Base [...]

Old Dominion Job Corps Students Made 2011 Global Youth Service Day a Spectacular Success  By Jeanne Vaughan, Old Dominion Job Corps Business Community Liaison  Global Youth Service Day (GYSD) was officially recognized from April 15-17, 2011, although Old Dominion Job Corps Center staff and students participated in volunteer activities for most of the month of [...]