Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center

Dr. Stephanie Barber is the new Center Director at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps.  Dr. Barber, who served as interim training director at the center for the past three months, began her role as Center Director on January 1, 2020. Dr. Barber is well acquainted with Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps and with [...]

Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps graduate, Kendrick Russ, 21, is now on his way to establishing a military career with the US Army.  Russ was sworn into the Army on November 26th, 2019 and left Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps January 21st, 2020 for nine weeks of basic training at Fort Leonard Wood [...]

Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps graduate Lashay Harry, 20, from Radcliff, KY, is taking her job training to the next level by enrolling in the Transportation CommunicationsUnion advanced training program at Potomac Job Corps Center. Students in the advanced transportation program are trained in the following areas: transportation service worker, emphasizing freight and passenger [...]

Thanks to the training and communication skills he received at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps, Joshua Horton, 19, from Vine Grove, KY, now has a full-time job withFaurecia Automotive Seating LLC, starting at $14 an hour. A Faurecia representative came to the center recently to do mock interviews with some students as part of [...]

Whitney M. Young Job Corps graduate Kiera Hollins, 19, is embarking on new career ventures that will support her goal to continue her education in the health care field. Hollins, who completed the Certified Nursing Assistant training program at Whitney M. Young Job Corps, is going into the Army Reserves and will be working in [...]

On Thursday, September 5th, 2019 the Building Construction Technologies trade (BCT) kicked off our partnership with the City of Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Department by lending a hand in helping with some finishing touches to the newly renovated gymnasium.  The Simpsonville gymnasium recently got new flooring and because of the new, wood floor, there was [...]

Student Heads to the Army

September 5th, 2019

Thomas Williams, age 21, came to Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center on March 10th, 2018 from Tampa, Florida.  While at WMYJCC, Thomas obtained his HSD, driver’s license and certifications in carpentry and cement masonry.  He did a stint of work based learning at Rock Solid Foundations (about 12 weeks) and held leadership positions in his dorm as [...]

On Friday, August 16th, Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center participated in the 9th Annual National Job Corps Commencement Day. Approximately 50 students returned to the Center to celebrate in their success of completing and graduation from the Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center.  Along with the 50 graduating students, in attendance was [...]

On May 15, the U.S. Military partnered with the Whitney Young Job Corps Center to host a successful Military Fair. The representatives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines were present to discuss career opportunities after completing Whitney Young Job Corps. Over a hundred students had the opportunity to learn more about the experiences [...]

Jenasica Woods completed her Clinical Medical Assistant technical training and now is now employed with Kentucky Blood Center in Louisville, KY as a Phlebotomist. Ms. Woods begins her new role on June 3 and is very excited to start her career in the health industry. Prior to obtaining her career technical training, Woods worked full-time [...]