Philadelphia Job Corps Center

Angelina Lewis, Certified Nursing Assistant and Philadelphia Job Corps completer works at Independent Homecare as a Home Health Aid (HHA).  Angelina is full time earning over $11 dollars an hour. Independent Homecare staff state, “we love her, find her very compassionate, kind and great with the clients”.  Angelina was enthusiastic and hopeful to find another [...]

Philadelphia Job Corps College Students Proud Recipients: Hershey Contributes to Culinary Arts Center  Hershey continues to encourage quality education to students with drive ambition and a desire to achieve.  A number of culinary arts students can expect an incredible benefit in training and instruction, provided by the generous support recently made this year from Hershey.  [...]

The owners, husband and wife team, Matthew and Sharon Pierce have been operating The Personal Chef, Customized Catering & Design for over nine months. The operation specialty is private parties; catered events; seafood; desserts; and take out Personal Chef began in New Jersey and the business picked up and expanded to Philadelphia the growth has [...]

Susan Shaffer, Tri-Green Outreach Coordinator in a meeting today explains to stakeholders the Tri-Green Certificate Program: “FREE” Pre-Apprenticeship. The program is a non-traditional partnership between organized labor, employers, and the public and private workforce development systems.  Although the program is four weeks, including intense instruction, the focus is utilizing skilled workers for green jobs in [...]

Philadelphia, PA – Christian Paulhill, separated from the Philadelphia Job Corps and transferred to the Transportation Communications Union/International Association of Machinists (TCU/IAM) program at the Excelsior Springs Job Corps Center, MO. When Christian first learned of this opportunity he immediately jumped to the chance to find all the program benefits and offerings.  His plan was [...]

Twenty-five Job corps students completed over 500 hours of community service volunteering at the Ronald McDonald House.  The students helped load and unload new and old equipment.  They also assisted in removing old bed and mattresses and replacing them with newly assembled beds and mattresses.

Philadelphia, PA – Sekisha Moody, Certified Nursing Assistant (C.N.A.), working after her June separation from Philadelphia Job Corps, is excited and feeling pretty good.  Sekisha admits it was difficult to balance work, home and training, but says, “sure it gets hard sometimes but if you make up your mind to do something, do it!”  Sekisha [...]

National Job Corps Director Edna Primrose traveled to the Philadelphia Job Corps Center last month to see first-hand the progress of the Center’s Start Young Initiative pilot program. Twelve students from the Center started the program on April 10 and completed it on June 7. A collaboration between the department’s Employment and Training Administration and [...]

Local Philadelphia celebrity Chef Joseph Poon, known for his superior Asian fusion cuisine, paid a visit to the Philadelphia Job Corps Center on May 23 to give cooking lessons to culinary arts students. “Front and center, look at me,” repeated Chef Poon to the focused students throughout his cooking demonstration on how to de-bone chicken [...]

Philadelphia, PA -   Thomas Jefferson University Hospital/Methodist Division conducted their annual City-Wide Disaster Drill today.  Hospitals must be prepared to respond to natural and manmade mass casualty incidents that may cause sudden demands on services.  Sixty (60) Philadelphia Job Corps Life Science Institute, students including staff volunteered as victims in the script guided disaster drill helping [...]