Westover Job Corps Center

“Beyond Impressed”

October 2nd, 2015

“The students representing Westover Job Corps were nothing short of outstanding!  Organizing over 120 vendors (who all seemed to show up at exactly 9:45) was difficult, I don’t know what I would have done without their help.  Every one of them thatI came in contact with yesterday, from elected officials, service providers to the veterans themselves were [...]

A Chance in the World

October 2nd, 2015

Today new students in  Week 2, 4 and 6orientation attended a diversity seminar at Springfield Technical Community College. The guest speaker was Steve Pemberton, author of A Chance in the World,  . Student Troyquan Westberry and instructor Lachelle Taylor Boyd are shown with the author. Troyquan represented Westover Job Corps Center and participated in the Q&A session following [...]

“Now I believe in myself as much as everyone else did.”

Automotive Repair graduate Nicholas Heath flew back to Massachusetts for his commencement on August 22.  He works now in New Port Richey, Florida in the service department of a GMC Dealership.  He just earned a two-dollar raise after less than six months on the job.  Prior to enrolling at Westover Job Corps Center, he was [...]

Samantha White of Springfield, MA earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certification and now works at Excel Home Care Services, Inc. in Ludlow, MA.  “I’m just grateful for the chance.  Some of the residents don’t have family, so when you give that companionship they keep saying ‘thank you, thank you’ all the time.”

Profile of Success: Winston Facey

September 2nd, 2015

Shown here is Winston Facey, graduate of Building Construction Technology.  While at Westover he was elected as Student Government President by his peers.  He conducted field learning at the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center in Springfield and continued working there after Graduation.  He is now providing facility maintenance support in the Springfield public school [...]

Behind the winning, “I got this” smile of Sharay Salters, Culinary Arts graduate is a fighter.  Sharay arrived at WJCC after many struggles as a young single mother.  Although she had more than her fair share of challenges at home, she served on the board of the Student Government Association and participated vigorously in campus [...]

Profile of Success: Michael Kiley

September 2nd, 2015

Michael Kiley of Palmer, MA completed the Certified Nursing Assistant trade and landed a job at Wingate at Wilbraham in Western MA. When asked if he is popular at his new job, he said, “Yes, they love me at work. I like working with everyone. My co-workers make a great effort and work really hard.  [...]

Chicopee, MA: Westover Job Corps Center welcomed back 123 grads for its National Day of Commencement on August 22. Students graduate on a rolling basis each week, so it is no small task to return.

You’d never know, walking into Chicopee City Hall, that you’re walking into the “new” building, that just beyond the corridor is a huge town hall meeting space with carved wood, abundant stained glass and twin balconies looking down on a gorgeous wood floor. The “auditorium” is part of the original city hall. Westover Job Corps [...]