Talking Leaves Job Corps Center

Nearly 200 students at Talking Leaves Job Corps  recently celebrated earning a high school diploma, GED certificate and trade certifications in culinary arts, office administration, electrical wiring, facility maintenance, nursing assistants and clinical medical aides. Cherokee Nation’s Talking Leaves Job Corps joined 125 Job Corps centers across the country in celebrating the 5th Annual National [...]

Talking Leaves Job Corps student, Vanessa James was recently hired as a CNA by one of our local employer partners, Cherokee County Nursing Center. CCNC has been a great Work Based Learning site for several years and thier staff has been great to work with.

Latisha Watchman, a student at Talking Leaves Job Corps was recently hired on by Grace Living Center in Tahlequah, Okla. Grace Living Center is a great employer partner and works well with the students in the Work Based Learning Program at Talking Leaves. Congratualtions to Latisha!

Each year the local community members and business get together to begin the holiday season with downtown lighting event. This year the Culinary Arts students at Talking Leaves Job Corps participated by serving cookies, hot chocolate and hot cider to all the visitors. The students really enjoyed being a part of this fun tradition and [...]

A group of Talking Leaves Job Corps students recently volunteered to help unload two semi trucks full of toys and mattresses for children and their families at a local non-profit agency called Kid Connections, Inc. Once the trucks were unloaded the students continued to help organize and arrange for these toys and mattresses to be [...]

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At Talking Leaves Job Corps learning is fun when it matches a student’s learning style. Two hands-on learning tools are being demonstrated by students and teachers, including, Latissha Mask, Tracy Adams, Junior DuBoise, Ramona Holt, Matt Heard, Michael Cantley, David Gourd and Jeffery Land. Please see the following link for recent media coverage.

Recently two students attending Talking Leaves Job Corps Center found employment while completing hours for the Work Based Learning program. Chris Schultz, a student of our Health Occupation Trade was hired on to work as a CNA by Go  Ye Village, a local retirement and assisted living center in Tahlequah, Okla. Carol Howe, also another student of HOT [...]

On August the 6th, over 240 students graduated from Talking Leaves Job Corps.  Approximately 100 graduating students were on hand to walk across the stage and receive their diplomas  and congratulations from friends and family.   The center celebrated by providing  a barbecue luncheon for the students and their guests.  State and local leaders attended.  The keynote speaker was [...]