Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center

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August 12, 2019 was my first day at Whitney M. Young Job Corps. I felt a bit apprehensive as I didn’t know what to expect but fortunately for me it was amazing. The center, staff and students were great and the environment was conducive for learning. I quickly finished my CNA trade and studied for [...]

Whitney Young Job Corps Center recognized Jacob Downing as Most Engaged student during virtual learning this past week.  Jacob lives in Grayson County and after graduating High School he weighed his options for career development.  He chose to enroll in Job Corps because he enjoys learning, but did not want to have the financial burden of [...]

Whitney Young Job Corps Center has a strong working relationship with several community partners in the Kentuckiana area.  A key relationship for helping our students succeed is in the works through co-located services at the Career Center and KentuckianaWorks offices throughout our region.  One of the partners that WYJCC staff look to for ongoing support [...]

On Friday July 30, 2021 Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center held a Field Day event for students and staff. Activities for the day were planned and coordinated by Student Government Association (SGA) members. Activities included cornhole, tie dye, bicycling, Career Standards People Search, a cookout , and kickball.  Music was provided by Mr. [...]

Welcome Students

July 28th, 2021

Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center welcomed a new cohort of 15 students on July 27th as they began their career with Job Corps. Students were provided with a Welcome backpack of supplies, met with staff at the NIA Center – Kentucky Career Center in Louisville, participated in TABE testing as well as wellness [...]

Kassidy Marksberry has been accepted to Miami Job Corps Center Advanced Training Program for HBI Electrical Technician Program. She will be departing our center to sought her future endeavors on March 8,2021.  Kassidy continued to work diligently in completing her trade during distance learning.  In addition, she has demonstrated a high level of dedication and [...]

On behalf of  the Carpentry and Cement Masonry trade, students are working diligently to complete center projects. Carpentry class, instructed by Mr.Rusch, replaced the old wood of the recreation deck. Students are utilizing tools and skills such as: drill, measuring tape, math, circular saw to help replace the wood of the deck.  The students who [...]

Shooting for the Stars

February 24th, 2021

Sydney “Jordyn” Richardson from Crete, Illinois, enrolled in Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center in December of 2019 seeking her certification in Certified Medical Assistant and High School Diploma. Richardson became interested in the program after discussing the various opportunities offered by Job Corps from a previous student. Richardson has completed her High School Diploma [...]

Construction Foundations instructor, Gary Brown is pleased to recognize his students who have most recently completed the required NCCER coursework (National Center for Construction Education and Research) as well as obtaining their HPIP (High Performance Insulation Professional) certification. The HPIP certification prepares these students for entry level installer positions in a fast growing industry. The [...]