Phoenix Job Corps Center

Imagine moving to a country where you don’t know the language and are too old to attend high school? Qusai Othman overcame this challenge and is thriving as a member of Omnicare’s Revenue Qualifying team. “In Jordan, I worked as a dental technician but I needed to learn English to work in America,” said Othman, [...]

Davante Mays, 23, is heading to Clearfield, Utah after being accepted into their diesel mechanics program. “I’ll pretty much just learn how to fix cars and then focus more on how to fix the big machinery such as bulldozers,” said Davante. “I’m going to try and get my hands pretty much on anything. I like [...]

Wanlur Anajok with Work Based Learning Coordinator Harvey Thomas Wanlur Anajok, 25, is a Project Education Coordinator and does on-boarding at Bank of the West’s IT department making $18/hr. She started as an intern in January 2018 and received a job offer in June. Anajok got the job through the Year Up program she enrolled [...]

Ishara Banganyigabo, 21, graduated from Phoenix Job Corps with a certificate in Plastering. He’s currently working at JD Steel in a construction apprenticeship program that includes pouring concrete, making over $19 an hour. His goal is to be an Ironworker which he has already received certification in. His parents, two sisters and five brothers came [...]

It is “Flu” Time Again!! Why Get Vaccinated? Influenza, better known as the “flu” is a contagious viral disease that comes around every year, usually between October and the latest month being May. It is spread mainly by coughing, sneezing and close contact with an infected person. It can happen suddenly and can last up [...]

Phoenix Job Corps would like to thank CVS Health for their dedication in what has turned out to be a great community partnership! Students from Office Administration, Certified Nursing Assistants and Medical Assistants are participating in the internship training program. After the successful completion of the 12-week training period, students are transitioned into full-time employment [...]

The Arizona Black Law Enforcement (ABLE) Criminal Justice Conference was recently held at Mesa Community College. Along with about 19 students from the Phoenix Job Corps Homeland Security Department, Homeland Security Instructors Jason Montijo and Paul Arteche also attended. “It’s a conference put together for local law enforcement to discuss different topics in the law [...]

“The decisions we make today will affect us tomorrow,” says Phoenix Job Corps graduate Ernest Kitchen. He not only lives by those words but shares them with other students. The 22-year-old and his seven siblings faced many challenges growing up and learned early on that making good decisions is important. They were all victims of [...]

Phoenix Job Corps hosted another successful job fair for students with some top employers on hand. UPS Sarah Dalley from UPS (United Parcel Service) says they’re looking for part-time package handlers. “It’s kind of a physical job,” explained Dalley. “It’s in a warehouse setting. You kind of get paid to do a work-out. We like [...]

A big congratulations to two Phoenix Job Corps students from Facilities Maintenance who were accepted into the Smart Grid Advanced Training program in Oneonta, New York. Olivia Campuzano, 18, and Alfreda Totress, 20, are cousins. Olivia was the only woman accepted into the one-year program. “It’s pretty cool,” says Campuzano, who also says she’s excited [...]