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Whitney Young Job Corps operated under Horizons Youth Services trained Brick student, Darius Cryer, age 20, to become a top choice for a promising career. Gray Construction located in Lexington, KY was looking for construction talent that could grow into management in years down the pike. After touring the center and interviewing several students, they [...]

Whitney Young Job Corps welding graduate, Randy Jones, is a hard worker, but lacked the education he needed to secure solid employment. Prior to attending Whitney Young Job Corps Randy went to Bryan Station High School in Lexington, KY where he enjoyed US History, reading, biology and was good in math. Randy did not receive [...]

Attend apprenticeship open house event Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Construction students learned about apprenticeships during the open house hosted by the Indiana, Kentucky, Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters and Millwrights held in Ashland, KY on Nov. 15. The council offers a state-of-the-art “earn-while-you-learn” four-year accredited apprenticeship program that means no school loans to pay [...]

Two graduates of the Advanced Training Security Program at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center have new careers with CoreCivic and the Tennessee Department of Corrections. Ramon Vela Dotor, 20, and Marcus Shagogue, 20, are now putting their training to work as corrections officers at the Trousdale Turner Correctional Facility in Hartsville, TN. Dotor, from [...]

Whitney Young Job Corps cement graduate Christopher DeBerry, 20, has taken the skills and technical training he obtained to land a solid position with the Labor Union. DeBerry started at Whitney Young in March of 2018 and within 7 months completed his high school diploma and technical training in cement masonry. DeBerry also participated in [...]

Whitney Young Job Corps Welding graduate Tushawn Davis, age 19, is now enrolled in the US Army. After completing boot camp, he will be assigned to the auto pilot division flying US drones due to his high test scores. Davis who was born in the United States returned to the US to live with his [...]

Whitney Young Job Corps welding graduate, Nathan Thomas, completes the welding technical training and the Work Based Learning program. Nathan is now a welder working 2nd shift at his prior WBL site, WireCrafters. After working full-time during his WBL training, Nathan saved his resources to live independently while maintaining a full time position. Nathan enjoys [...]

Whitney Young Job Corps Welding gradate moves back home to Tampa, Florida as a welder making more money than then he ever thought. Jacob Hammond, 24, completed the welding program in less than one year and knew nothing about welding prior to his extensive training. “Look at me NOW!” said Hammond who volunteered and worked [...]

Whitney Young Job Corps brick student accepted a traveling position as a pre-apprenticeship with Black Rock Masonry that’s relocating him to Chicago, IL . Kieontae Davis completed his Brick trade in less than one year and is happy that he made the decision to come to Job Corps. While at Whitney Young Job Corps Center [...]

The North Texas Job Corps Bricklaying students competed in the first annual SPEC MIX Bricklayer 500 “Youth” competition on 10/11 in Dallas, TX.  NTJC bricklaying students competed with other students from local high schools and walked away with the third place win.  Ronnie Brinkley, NTJC brick instructor stated that “I hope this youth completion is [...]