Potomac Job Corps Center

To honor veteranss on Memorial Day, on Monday 29, 2017 the rec sponsored a trip downtown to the Memorial Day Parade.  Mr. Jones and Mr. Arnold chaperoned students on their visit to the World War Memorial, Lincoln Memorial.  Students also enjoyed floats and marching bands honoring veterans for Memorial Day. Students enjoyed the opportunity to visit National Landmarks and [...]

On Friday, May 19th Potomac Job Corps Center held a luncheon to celebrate Faculty Appreciation Day.  The staff celebrated included teachers, instructors, and counselors.  Center Director Vazeen and Deputy Director Lesko expressed appreciation for the great work the faculty does educating Potomac’s students and preparing them for the rest of their lives.  Ms. Vazeen began [...]

On May 9th, 46 Potomac Job Corps Center students attended a career event at the McLean Hilton.  The students heard from several Hilton employees about careers in the industry and with the company.  A panel of employees shared personal career stories and answered some questions about working in the industry from students.  The students even [...]

On May 2nd, Potomac Job Corps Center observed Earth Day.  Staff and students participated in various projects around the center.  Some of the projects included landscaping, planting flowers, and painting.  All throughout the center, improvement projects and cleaning projects took place to beautify Potomac center.  Staff and students enjoyed the perfect weather and enjoyed spending [...]

BCL accompanied students to the New York Avenue Presbyterian Church. This is a historical church located in the heart of downtown, D.C. Historically, this church has been a hub for various church organizations. Their doors are always open to assist the community. Our students were successful in participating in the day of service as we [...]

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 12 Hotel & Lodging and 8 Culinary Arts Students, along with their instructors, catered the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s Annual Recognition Breakfast. Buffet tables were set up on both sides of the auditorium, which enable the 130 guests to easily maneuver through the serving lines. Each [...]

On Monday, January 9, 2017, the BCL attended the 1st Joyful Food Market Partnership Council Meeting conducted by Martha’s Table. The purpose of the meeting was to engage the Ward 7 & 8 communities in their Healthy Eating Initiatives. Potomac has established a great partnership that has led to possible employment. Martha’s Table has requested [...]

Student Ever Lendos has been hired at Amtrak as an Assistant Conductor. His trainee pay is $15.75 per hour which began on January 9, 2017.  After he completes his training, his salary will increase to at least $20.00 per hour. Within 1 year his salary can escalate to six figures. Way to go Ever!

On Monday, January 2, 2017, the BCL attended the Swearing-In Ceremony for the newly elected Council of the District of Columbia. The ceremony was held at the Washington Convention Center. Remarks were given by Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton and  Karl Racine, Attorney General of the District of Columbia and several other city officials. Several [...]

The Potomac Job Corps Center operating under the Exceed Corporation and Horizons Youth Services, held its annual staff Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in the cafeteria. The planning committee was comprised of staff from various departments that came together to make this a memorable event. After the hustle and bustle of getting our students off [...]