Potomac Job Corps Center

Men’s Conference at Potomac JCC

November 16th, 2017

On Tuesday, November 14th, Potomac JCC hosted a men’s conference for all male students.  The conference was hosted by Recreation Specialist/Sports Coach, Mr. Myron Jones and Student Personal Assistant, Mr. Julius Penn.  The event was Emceed by Potomac student Darrell Nightingale.  The event lasted the duration of a normal training day on center and focused [...]

On October 28, 2017 the Rec sponsored a trip to Ward 8 Breast Cancer Awareness Day. Mr. Jones and Ms. Moore along with students Jason Sargeant, Rashan Wilson, Lena O’Donnell, Joseph Hess, Avery Maxwell, Jo’quan Smith, Tarique King and Quinton Gardly participated in this walk with the Ward 8 community to raise awareness for Breast [...]

On Tuesday, October 31st, Potomac JCC celebrated their students with the October Student Awards Ceremony.  Awards were given to top performing students in trades, academics, recreation, residential, and more.  The ceremony was also a close to Breast Cancer Awareness Month at Potomac center.  Staff and students wore pink shirts to raise awareness.  Student Sydney Washington [...]

Potomac JCC Cement Masonry students have been working on existing sidewalks and creating new sidewalks around Potomac’s campus.  The Cement Masonry instructor, Joseph Hart enjoys taking his students out of the classroom to get some hands on experience.  With Potomac’s 60 acre campus, there is no shortage of sidewalks stamped with the Job Corps logo.  [...]

Potomac Security & Protective Services students were outside their trade building practicing their rifle techniques.  Security & Protective Services instructor, Rodney Boulware, is pictured instructing Michelle Toran and Diaqwane Dottson.  The students regularly practice rifle techniques and marches to serve as the Color Guard at events.  Most recently, Potomac Security students served as the color [...]

For the second time this year, Potomac JCC welcomed a PNC training seminar to center.  The seminar started on September 25th and will end tomorrow, October 6th.  The goal of the seminar is to prepare Potomac students for customer service careers with PNC Bank.  Students worked on their interview skills, resumes, and professional conduct.  This [...]

Y2Y Activities at Potomac JCC

September 28th, 2017

On Wednesday, March 21st, Potomac students worked non-violence banners with their respective trades for a Peace Walk.  Students also made anti-violence pledges. Thursday morning Potomac Job Corps Center staff and students held a Peace Walk through the surrounding community.  The walk was a great way to involve the community around an important topic.  After the [...]

Potomac Job Corps Center is celebrating Y2Y Peace Week.  The first full day of activities at Potomac took place on Tuesday, September 20th.  Students heard from staff about the different types of violence and how to combat it.  Staff also shared personal stories from their lives that have shaped them on the topic of violence.  [...]

On Tuesday, August 1st, Potomac Job Corps Center welcomed the Korea Youth Counselling and Welfare Institute on center for a tour.  The Kora Youth Counselling and Welfare Institute is a similar program to Job Corps in South Korea.  The two representatives and their interpreter were in the United States for a professional conference and wanted [...]

Potomac JCC Pool Opening

July 27th, 2017

On Wednesday July 26th, Potomac JCC held a pool opening party.  Center Director Redford Salmon began the opening by thanking his staff for their hard work.  Exceed President, Rossalynn Abbott cut the ceremonial ribbon.  Potomac students enjoyed the newly opened pool as well as the music played by a DJ.  In addition, Potomac staff and [...]