Archive for the ‘Career & Education News’ Category

Potomac’s Community Partner – PNC Bank visits Potomac’s students an discuss money management, checks and balances, the importance of saving and building your credit. During this time students opened up checking and savings accounts with the local branch.

DeVaughn Scott (featured in 1st picture), former security graduate of Potomac Job Corps, now employed by Archangel Global Security, LLC, came to Potomac Job Corps Center to tell his peers in security about employment opportunities for them after Job Corps.

Amber Sanders has completed her career technical training in Office Administration under the tutelage of James Brown, Instructor. She is a resident of Dunbar, WV and lived in the area since 2016. Amber enrolled in the program January 26, 2018. Prior to her enrollment she worked in retail as a cashier. She wanted to come [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) hosted an Alcohol Town Hall sponsored by S.A.D.D. (Students Against Destructive Decisions) on April 16, 2018 in the center gymnasium. About 225 students and staff watched an excerpt of the video “Alcohol: True Stories Hosted by Matt Damon” with an opportunity for dialogue [...]

The journey to Springdale Job Corps Center had a few detours for Pharmacy Technician student Maggie Cassidy. As high school graduation approached, Cassidy didn’t know what she wanted to do for a career. She was working full-time, but wasn’t too happy with her situation. Her family suggested joining the military. Reluctantly, Cassidy enlisted, but due [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps 2016  graduate Rushoy Brown thanks Perkins Job Corps Program for a second chance in  life. Rushoy Brown from Miami FL, enrolled in the Job Corps program in 2014, to complete his high school and the Security & Protective Services Program. Rushoy worked hard and completed everything he set out to do at the [...]

Anthony Davis started Whitney Young Job Cops in March of 2017 thanks to his pastor and an acquaintance who suggested he attends Job Corps. Anthony at the time was in his early twenties on his 5th year working in a furniture factory to help support his mother in paying bills making 11.95 an hour in [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) planted pinwheels at the front entrance of the center on Wednesday, April 11 in honor of National Child Abuse Prevention Month. According to NCTSN (National Child Traumatic stress Network), “April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month by presidential proclamation in 1983. Since [...]

Please join me in thanking our U.S. Senator Joe Manchin III for signing the Dear Colleague Letter to support Job Corps FY 2019 funding. The local office number is (304) 342-5855 and Washington D.C. Office (202) 224-3954. We were graciously informed from the office of U.S. Senator Capito in Washington D.C. that she is on [...]