Archive for the ‘Career & Education News’ Category

Mass Food Drive Distribution

September 25th, 2020

Oneonta Job Corps has been happy to participate in the Mass Food Drive Distributions held monthly at the Northern Eagle Beverage facility in Oneonta, NY. The United Way has brought together a terrific program that allows community members in need to drive thru and collect food items at no cost. Every month in the sunshine, [...]

Red Rock graduates four

September 22nd, 2020

Congratulations and best wishes to Red Rock Job Corps Center’s four recent graduates. They are, Nancy Apenouvon, Office Administration; Amarion Jimenez, Auto Technology, Dolyn Tate, Auto Collision Repair and Human Service Intake Worker advanced training; and Kayla Yuda, Auto Technology. Miss Apenouvon just began nursing school, Mr. Tate is working for FedEx at an hourly [...]

Red Rock Job Corps Center essential staff, and academic and Career Technical Training instructors have been busily working at marking off classrooms and offices for social distancing, cleaning, painting and sanitizing for student return. Although no date has been determined, Red Rock is ready for both staff and students when the Dept. of Labor says [...]

Essential staff have been cleaning, sanitizing, painting and refurbishing many areas of Red Rock Job Corps Center so students and staff will remain safe when the Center reopens. Center Director Gerry McGroarty and Social Development Director Cliff Miller, who oversees Safety and Security, have also worked on developing COVID-19 protocols for the Center during this [...]

Red Rock Job Corps Center has been using virtual dorms this summer to keep student engaged with their dorm staff and peers. Cliff Miller, social development director, says students have been active within the virtual dorms participating in movie nights, contests and virtual meets with each other. He adds recreation staff have posted exercise challenges [...]

As you can see from the pictures the students who are on Center since either the start of “Spring Break” or after Covid-19 testing and two weeks of quarantine are quite active. The “new normal” is for any activity that puts you in close proximity to another (less than 6 feet) a face mask is [...]

CPP instructors, Joan Williams and Abigail Ventura held a student engagement zoom meeting with potential students, on August 12th, 2020. Prior to the zoom meeting, a package containing a welcome letter, personal hand sanitizer, and a Charleston Job Corps face mask was forwarded to each of the potential students. The purpose of this meeting is [...]

OJCA Success Stories

August 19th, 2020

Job Corps is a voluntary program administered by the United States Department of Labor that offers free-of-charge vocational training to young men and women ages 16 to 24. In addition, it provides academic instruction and supportive services, through the 131 residential centers operated nationwide. The program’s ultimate objective is to help disconnected youth become more [...]

Charleston Job Corps students returned home on March 16th as the center joined other Job Corps centers nationwide in closing their campus to protect students and slow the spread of COVID-19. While the center closure has created hardships for many of our students and staff, two students in the Network Cable Installation program are using [...]

Charleston Job Corps graduate Maricela Perez is now working as a Reservist in the US Air Force and as a full-time civilian employee for Aircraft Structural Maintenance at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, KS. Additionally, she works part-time at a piano repair and a moving company called Sharps Repair. Her dedication, drive, and success [...]