Archive for the ‘Career & Education News’ Category

Yvonne Epps-Giddings, a 1969, proud graduate of the Charleston Job Corps Center, has excelled in life after graduating with her clerical trade. Ms. Giddings is currently employed at the Northern Navajo Medical Center as the Supervisor of Clinicals, Accountability and Metrics in Shiprock, New Mexico. Another exciting fact about Yvonne is currently pursuing a doctorate [...]

Charleston Job Corps’ Carpentry Instructor, Tommy Fitzwater, along with fellow brothers of the United Brotherhood of Carpentry, partner with the Make A Wish Foundation to install a bathtub lift chair for a paralyzed individual. Brother Paul Lampkin, Lead Instructor at Flatwoods JCC, and Brother Luke Begovich, Charleston Business Representative were a major part of making [...]

The weather is getting colder but Shutaun Williams’ career is heating up as an employee of Concrete Strategies, a subsidiary of Clayco, Incorporated, one of the top construction engineering firms in the United States; currently he is working full-time on a project in Columbia, Missouri. Shutaun, a recent graduate of St. Louis Job Corps’ HBI/Building [...]

The Training Department at CJCC hosted a holiday canned food drive to help bring some Christmas cheer to our community. Instructors and staff brought in canned and non-perishable food items on Friday, December 18th. During Christmas week, the food items were delivered to the West Side Food Pantry in Charleston. This drive helped us to [...]

Name: Hayden Pack Year: 2020 Trade: Office Administration Certifications: Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist, IC3 Current City and State: Charleston, WV Before coming to the Charleston Job Corps, I was bouncing from job to job, mostly in food service, trying and failing to dig myself out of debt. Having been diagnosed with a spinal disorder a [...]

Congratulations and best wishes to Red Rock Job Corps Center Human Service Worker (HSW) advanced training student, Judith Allen who graduated on November 18, 2020. Judith began working as a Residential Advisor at the Potomac Job Corps Center in November. Prior to attending Red Rock, Judith completed Hotel and Lodging and the Culinary Arts vocations [...]

In the midst of COVID-19 and migration to Distant Learning, the Red Rock Job Corps Center and Equus Workforce Solutions challenged the Career Development team. As the method of delivery of assignments and instruction, Google Classroom seemed to be the best solution, said Academic Manager Matt Waltman. He said, “As educators, who have proven knowledge on [...]

Above, Academic Director Matt Waltman speaks to students about Testing for Adult Basic Education (TABE) testing schedules and TABE incentives. Students were given a morning break from their classes on December 2 for some hot beverages, snacks and discussion to keep up their energy, said event host, Laura Gardner, Career Development Director. The students received [...]

Red Rock Job Corps Center’s Wellness staff have been diligently working the past six weeks so Center students, staff, families, and communities can remain safe from the spread of the Covid19 virus. Wellness Manager Yamunna Segaran, RN, said her staff received Covid-19 testing several few weeks ago and Abbott ID training through aDepartment of Labor [...]

When the pandemic began in March no one could have anticipated the number of changes that would take place throughout the last 8 months. While we still have not received a date of return for our students we have been working tirelessly  to insure that  our facilities meet the CDC guidelines for proper social distancing [...]