Oneonta Job Corps Center

Oneonta Job Corps Academy’s Underground Residential Distribution (Advanced Training) class is putting the finishing touches on a project that involves installing underground communication and control wires for the Oneonta Little League’s scoreboard installed earlier this summer by the Over Head Linemen crew (also Advanced Training). This project steamed from the aftermath that occurred when the Oneonta [...]

Oneonta Job Corps Academy provided 250+ Job Corps students with the opportunity to meet and talk to local recruiters at the first Military Recruitment Day, presented at the Oneonta Municipal Airport, on October 15, 2015. Representatives of the US Army, US Marine Corps, US Air Force, US Navy and the National Guard were on hand [...]

Two Cement Mason completers learned on Thursday, September 24th, that they’ve been hired as cement mason apprentices at $35.40/hour! Victoria Johnson-Booker and Elijah Johnson will join Ishmael Harakh, who completed in August, at Local 780 in Whitestone, NY, on October 12th. Two Overhead Line completers of our Smart Grid Advanced Training program were hired on [...]

During the weekly business meeting, all staff and students at the Oneonta Job Corps Academy witnessed with great pride as four student took the oath to enlist in the Unites States Military. Family members of the students were present as they raised their hands and pledged their allegiance to the people of the USA. The [...]

At 9:30am, Thursday September 24, seven New York State Troopers, including New York State K-9 Trooper Milton, responded to the first of many planned Active Shooter drills at the Oneonta Job Corps Academy. The Toopers assembled in the front of the main building to meet with the Academy Director, Chris Kuhn and the Safety/Security Manager, [...]

Esadora Hernandez could be considered as one of the Oneonta Job Corps Academy’s super star students! Traveling thousands of miles from the Fred G. Acosta Job Corps in Tucson Arizona, Esadora set foot in upstate New York in September of 2013. With a completion in the Electrical trade Esadora jumped right into the advanced training [...]

On August 21st, the Oneonta Job Corps Celebrated its 35th Annual Graduation! The Ceremony took place on the OJCA Campus and included singing performances by Job Corps staff member Michael Gray, and a keynote speech by Dr. Godlove Fonjweng. Dr. Fonjweng is the Director of Global Studies and Service Learning at Hartwick College and gave a [...]

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 [...]