Oneonta Job Corps Center

Bring on the GOATS!

September 25th, 2020

In 2018 Oneonta Job Corps started a brand new trip to the town of Gilbertsville where we participated in the latest trend of Goat Yoga! It was the perfect blend of animal therapy and beginner yoga. No matter what your fitness level or experience, this was one yoga trip that students did not want to [...]

Oneonta Job Corps partnered with Valley View Elementary School. This allowed several Job Corps students to enter Kindergarten through Third grade classrooms and read to the class. We shared books about Black History month along with many other reading selections. The little ones were very intrigued by the Job Corps uniformed and spent time at [...]

Oneonta Job Corps has been fortunate enough to be able to take part in the Lord’s Table volunteer opportunity for several years. This is a very popular volunteer activity with the students because they all love the interaction they have with the community members that the Lord’s Table provides service to. Giving back is a [...]

Mass Food Drive Distribution

September 25th, 2020

Oneonta Job Corps has been happy to participate in the Mass Food Drive Distributions held monthly at the Northern Eagle Beverage facility in Oneonta, NY. The United Way has brought together a terrific program that allows community members in need to drive thru and collect food items at no cost. Every month in the sunshine, [...]

PAUSE Program revamp

September 25th, 2020

During this extended time without students we have taken it upon ourselves to not only improve physical aspects of the Center but internal ones as well. Our long standing PAUSE program has been extremely beneficial over the years but with anything it needs to evolve with the times. PAUSE (positive actions under stressful experience) has [...]

OJCA Success Stories

August 19th, 2020

Job Corps is a voluntary program administered by the United States Department of Labor that offers free-of-charge vocational training to young men and women ages 16 to 24. In addition, it provides academic instruction and supportive services, through the 131 residential centers operated nationwide. The program’s ultimate objective is to help disconnected youth become more [...]

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 [...]