St. Louis Job Corps Center

A Culinary Success!!

September 7th, 2021

Ms. Nigene Brown, St. Louis Job Corps Center graduate, recently joined the culinary staff at Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, a partner with the Bi-State Development Agency. Her supervisor, Chef Ronnie Illert, has been complimentary of Nigene’s work ethic and performance from the beginning. “Nigene has been doing an amazing job! She has stepped in [...]

In July 2021 the Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh visited the St. Louis Job Corps Center to tour and speak with students and staff about his thoughts on the importance of this DOL entity and how a reduction in the nation’s labor force creates even more opportunity for participants. Mr. Walsh spent the majority of [...]

Job Corps and Missouri Women in Trades (MoWIT) recently joined forces as two MoWIT board members joined the St. Louis Job Corps Center Workforce Council: Rochelle Bell, Owner of RMB Mechanical and Cindy Frank, 41 year Journeyman Carpenter, GF and Superintendent. MoWIT works diligently to advocate for non-traditional persons to enter the trades and then [...]

Floorlayer Crew

September 7th, 2021

The Administration Building on the St. Louis Job Corps Center has new flooring and baseboards throughout most of the complex thanks to Mr. Bill Blassingame’s and Mr. Brian Gray’s Carpentry students: Xzaviar Snipes, Caleb Johnson, Joseph Mosley, Richard Lawrence and Darion Carter. The students and instructors completed the work over several days this summer and [...]

At the end of August 2021 a familiar face took over as the Center Director at St. Louis Job Corps. Ms. Cashanna Armstrong will now lead staff, faculty and students as we continue to navigate through COVID restrictions, complete campus renovations and get students back to training. During her four plus years at the St. [...]

Kinloch Clean-up

September 7th, 2021

On Saturday, August 28, 2021 two of our St. Louis Job Corps Center instructors participated in the “Project Kinloch Volunteer Clean-up.” Mr. Roosevelt Robinson, HBI, and Mr. Otis Peebles, Bricklaying, stepped up and joined our partners with the Construction Career Development Initiative (CCDI) to work with other community members to make improvements to one of [...]

Guarantee for Success!

May 24th, 2021

As Rashaad Smith approached graduation from the St. Louis Job Corps Center in January of 2021, he was confident he would be successful but wasn’t sure what that success might look like. Then he was introduced to the Construction Career Development Initiative (CCDI), conceived and operated by Clayco, Inc. in both St. Louis and Chicago. [...]

Habitat Helpers

May 24th, 2021

On April 19, 2021 Trades Instructors from the St. Job Corps Center participated with Habitat for Humanity to lay the foundation for a new two-family flat in the Gate District in the central portion of St. Louis City. Otis Peebles – Bricklaying Instructor, Clyde Latham – Plastering Instructor, Roosevelt Robinson – HBI/BCT Instructor and George [...]

Goodwill and Good Books

May 24th, 2021

The St. Louis Job Corps Center Book Drive benefitted a second charitable organization in late April, 2021, when almost 1000 new and gently used books were delivered to the Watson Road Goodwill store in south St. Louis County. Our primary beneficiary of the book drive was Pathways to Progress, one of our many community partners. [...]

Read All About It

May 24th, 2021

During the months of February and March, 2021, the St. Louis Job Corps Center participated in a book drive sponsored by our parent company, Management and Training Corporation (MTC). We collected gently used books and asked our staff and partners to purchase books to donate; MTC generously provided a $500 credit with Amazon to strengthen [...]