Phoenix Job Corps Center

The SGA (Student Government Association) is doing a lot of fun and great things! “We’re doing fundraisers,” said Willie Washington, SGA Coordinator.  “We have staff dress down day for $2 on Mondays. The $2 goes towards the student benefit fund. With the student benefit fund, SGA puts on events around the Center and what some [...]

Phoenix Job Corps students have been volunteering at a downtown Phoenix church, welcoming refugees seeking asylum. Students set up tables and welcome the 50 refugees as they get off the bus. “We accept asylum seekers,” said volunteer Bonnie Simmons, coordinator of the church’s asylum work as well as mercy and justice work. “It’s the last leg [...]

Advanced Training student Barbara Hooper wanted a new hair style to prepare for her transfer to TCU training in Kentucky. Social Development teamed up with D’image Beauty College who set up stations in the gymnasium and assisted with 100 haircuts and 100 make-up sessions in celebration of Women’s History Month. Ladies received haircuts, trims, curls, [...]

Phoenix Job Corps Students lead the Arizona Mult-ihousing Association (AMA) employers on a tour of the Center and the Construction / Building Program training areas. Phoenix Job Corps Center and the Grads of Life organization have signed an agreement and partnership that will have students enrolled in the Construction programs, complete a paid work-based learning [...]

The Phoenix Job Corps Center won two awards in recognition for their efforts and hard work in participating in quarterly blood drives. The center was one of 40 corporations out of 1,400 to receive the Hero award. The center also won the Valentine’s for Life Award for 60 or more percent participation for the quarter. [...]

Shelly Sam left Phoenix Job Corps with a high school diploma, a job at CVS Healthcare and an overall fresh start on life.  The 20-year-old entered PJCC in the Computer Tech A+ program on February 13, 2018 and left in August 2018. “I went in with the mentality that I’m going to do better for [...]

On March 7, 2019, the Career Transition Services Department (CTS) hosted its monthly Mock Interviews. They were assisted by the Staff of CVS Pharmacy. In all, 65 students went through the interview process. At the finale of the interviews, feedback was provided by the CVS personnel. On April 4, 2019, over 70 students participated in [...]

Myron Davis from Davis Security has been hiring Phoenix Job Corps students for about 10 years, at a previous business and also at Cornerstone Security. Davis estimates he’s hired up to 50 students at all three businesses. “With Cornerstone, we ran several different types of facilities,” said Davis, Owner and Director of Operations for Davis [...]

WWE Invades Phoenix

March 25th, 2019

WWE invaded downtown Phoenix where superstars engaged in battle! A special thanks to the Phoenix Convention Center for providing tickets to Phoenix Job Corps students for the popular wrestling event! “It was my first time going to a WWE event and it was awesome knowing I wasn’t the only WWE fan,” said Jamier Jones. “I [...]

Cheers and tears of happiness filled the Phoenix Job Corps gymnasium on February 15, 2019 during the graduation ceremony. One-by-one, graduates in their caps and gowns marched to the front to receive their diplomas as family and friends looked on. Samantha Jensen was one of the graduates. She already started her career, working in Accounts [...]