Archive for the ‘Employer Partners’ 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 [...]

The meeting was scheduled to help continue building our youth for the workforce by collaborating with community partners and taking time to review the Potomac Job Corps current trade curriculum for critiquing. Potomac job Corps center has become proactive to help students understand the immediate need of the employer.

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.

Helping the Homeless

September 18th, 2018

Westover volunteers staffed the donation table at Six Flags, Springfield, MA on National Roller Coaster Day. We packed a Peter Pan Bus with school supplies and then spent a week sorting them and preparing backpacks for homeless schoolchildren. A total of 2000 backpacks were donated to area schools. The Westover students rode the bus and delivered the backpacks to the schools. The backpacks were sorted by grade level. Other local employers and volunteers joined in. The “Stuff the Bus” campaign is sponsored by United Way.

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 [...]

The monthly Job Fair hosted by Phoenix Job Corps CTS on July 12, 2018 was a huge success with employers representing a variety of industries including Hacienda Healthcare, Arizona State Hospital, Arizona Department of Corrections, Superlite, Phoenix Police Department, UPS, Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office, Consumer Advocacy Projects and Cracker Barrel. Officer Joe Trujillo from Phoenix [...]

Ms. Beverly Thomas, CEO of Regional Contracting Services a partner with Potomac JCC that offers construction employment opportunities. She talked to the student body about the importance of being drug free in the workplace. She also gave tips on things you should do at an interview to be ready, such as arrive early, have your [...]