Archive for the ‘Community Service’ Category

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 [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps students had the honor of helping to assemble the traveling Vietnam Veterans Memorial for display at the Jenny Wiley Convention Center. The wall memorial is a 3/5 scale of the Vietnam Memorial in Washington, D.C. The original memorial stands six feet tall at center and covers nearly 300 feet from [...]

The Edison Job Corps students worked alongside  Susan B Komen  Breast Cancer organization to help prepare for a local fundraiser. The students dedicated their time to prepare for the Breast Cancer Walk.  The Susan G Komen Breast Cancer Foundation story is both inspiring and sad at the same time. The foundation has been making a [...]

Edison Job Corps Blood Drive

November 24th, 2018

On October 26, 2018, the BCL coordinated a blood drive for all Edison Job Corps students,  the  students and staff  donated, and the results were overwhelming.  Over 65 students donated, including students and  staff members, and together they donated  blood. Each pint of blood donated has the ability to help up to three people. Inspiring others [...]

The chilly temperatures didn’t keep away the 48 employers, colleges, 500 high school students, and 40 local job seekers from the community from showing up for the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps College/Job Fair. This was the largest college/job fair held at the center yet. In addition to students from Perkins Job Corps, students from [...]

Throughout the week of October 22, the Carl D. Perkins Construction Students walked many miles picking up trash around Jenny Wiley State Park. Students stated that they had no idea that there was that much trash along the beautiful lake shore within the park. The total amount of trash students gathered was enough to fill up two dump [...]

Charleston Job Corps Leadership making a difference by serving the hungry Charleston Job Corps’ Student Government Association (SGA), served breakfast at a local soup kitchen called Manna Meal, in downtown Charleston for “Make a Difference Day”. Upon arrival, recipients aligned the walkway awaiting entrance for what could unfortunately be, their only meal of the day. [...]

U.S. Army Corps Face Book Post On October 9th, Carl D. Perkins Y2Y Student Ambassadors along with staff played games, gave out candy, and antiviolence bracelets to over 500 local youngsters at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers first Harvest in the Park Event. The Perkins Center along with other community organizations had a great events of safe [...]

Voter Registration on the Way

September 26th, 2018

September 25, 2018- The Edison Job Corps students partnered with the NAACP to help students become registered to vote.  The students  received a presentation on voter registration and the impact of voting can have on our society.  Students learned they have a voice, their vote matters, ways to help their community, and they were very [...]

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 [...]