Archive for the ‘Career & Education News’ Category

Omar Harrison has successfully completed both cement and brick trades while he attended the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center. Harrison arrived to the WMYJCC on May 30, 2017 and departed on Monday, September 10th, to start his new fulltime positon with Hagerman on Tuesday, September 11th. Everything happen so quickly for Harrison in September, [...]

Whitney Young Job Corps Brick and Cement graduate, Torran Cox, is officially a member of the Local 4 Union thanks to the career technical training he received from his Brick and Cement instructors. Cox first came to Whitney Young Job Corps in May of 2017 after working various manufacturing jobs in his home state Tennessee [...]

Job Corps worked for Carl D. Perkins Job Corps graduate Jared Rogers by giving him the training he needed to land a firefighting job and build a career with the US Forest Service. Rogers form Plant City , FL enrolled at Perkins Job Corps for the Security & Protective Services Program in 2011. However, completing [...]

“The decisions we make today will affect us tomorrow,” says Phoenix Job Corps graduate Ernest Kitchen. He not only lives by those words but shares them with other students. The 22-year-old and his seven siblings faced many challenges growing up and learned early on that making good decisions is important. They were all victims of [...]

September 21- The Edison Job Corps, BCL hosted the Speak Life Art and Talent Show in support of standing together against violence in the community. Several students performed in the show and demonstrated the importance of overcoming fear, anxiety, of presenting ones thoughts and ideas in a positive way.  In addition, the students also presented [...]

Cornell Thomas a motivational speaker presented to the Edison Job Corps for Youth 2 Youth week. The presentation high lighted the importance of overcoming barriers and succeeding through life challenges in a positive way. Cornell Thomas discussed with the students staying focused on goals, handling conflict in a positive way.  He also discussed building partnerships [...]

Brick by Brick

September 18th, 2018

The Westover Brick Masonry trade repaired the Fire Station in downtown Chicopee, Massachusetts to re-point worn areas on the corner of the building. Students worked with their instructor Robert Marion for a week, ensuring that the red brick structure was in tip top shape. The Fire Department actively works with Westover to promote careers in public safety, to volunteer in the community, to promote employer partnerships and to encourage youth to enroll. The Department recently supported Safe & Sound Week working with our Safety Officer. We ran into them again at our Clinical Nursing site, enjoying a BBQ lunch with the elderly residents. We always get a big smile and kind words.

Oh Baby I love Nursing!

September 18th, 2018

Braydon Russell held a SIMS baby at the University of Massachusetts School of Nursing. The Westover C.N.A. trade is now in a partnership with this top nursing program.

The Westover Carpentry trade built an outdoor storage shed for the Granby Massachusetts High School. The construction firm Fontaine Brothers invited the students in with their instructor Mike O’Neal to help out.

Phoenix Job Corps hosted another successful job fair for students with some top employers on hand. UPS Sarah Dalley from UPS (United Parcel Service) says they’re looking for part-time package handlers. “It’s kind of a physical job,” explained Dalley. “It’s in a warehouse setting. You kind of get paid to do a work-out. We like [...]