Oneonta Job Corps Academy students in the Military Career Preparation program assisted Otsego County with its annual hazardous waste collection day on September 15th. The 15 Oneonta Job Corps Academy students were among many volunteers that assisted with the day. It was estimated that 400 cars dropped off hazardous materials on collection day.
In April 2012, students at Oneonta Job Corps Academy received an unexpected opportunity. A local elementary school was looking for mentors for the elemntary classes. Oneonta Job Corps Academy students were excited by the prospect. OJCA students signed up in their academic classes and went to an orientation with the elementary school principal and found [...]
On April 24th, Mike Blair, Underground Residential Distribution (URD) Instructor at Oneonta Job Corps Academy shared his knowledge with his daughter’s 4th grade class at Greater Plains Elementary School in Oneonta, NY. Mike went to the elementary school and set up a mock URD area in order to show the children safe ways to handle [...]
On April 18th, Mr. Jeremy Riemersma, Northland Job Corps’ Urban Forestry Program Manager, loaded two students, personal protective equipment for all three individuals, chainsaws, gas and oil for the saws and an overnight bags in a truck and made the four hour drive from Vergennes, Vermont to Oneonta, New York. Once Mr. Riemersma and the [...]
On February 8th students in two academic classes at Oneonta Job Corps Academy went to SUNY Oneonta to participate in a live video chat with NASA astronaut, Colonel Ron Garan. Oneonta Job Corps students were part of a crowd of nearly 400 students from Oneonta City School District and SUNY Oneonta. The live chat was [...]
Faces of Job Corps: Amanda S. Amanda came to Oneonta Job Corps Academy at the age of 17, hoping to get away from a dramatic home life and be able to focus on getting an education that would allow her to be successful. After enrolling Amanda accomplished the following: – Earned her General Education Diploma. [...]