Archive for the ‘Employer Partners’ Category

Nicholas Mangione started Muhlenberg Job Corps in March of 2017. Nicholas attained his Certified Nurse Assistant certificate while on campus and then shifted his focus to a college career in nursing. Nicholas began Madisonville Community College in the beginning of 2018. While on Muhlenberg Job Corps campus and attending college classes, Nicholas learned about the [...]

Peter LaFleur, Muhlenberg Job Corps Center Director, spoke to the West Kentucky Workforce Board (WKWB) about Muhlenberg Job Corps Center. The WKWB has a monthly meeting and lunching. These meetings are to discuss past and future business, as well growth and development in the Western Kentucky region. Peter was able to educate the room of [...]

The Recreation leadership teams, Student Government Association, Youth-2-Youth Ambassadors and Leisure Time Learning Coordinator Joni Radcliff- Pena recently joined together to host a Grand Re-Opening Celebration of the Game Hall in the recreation building at Charleston Job Corps. The game hall was completely remodeled by students from the Carpentry, Facility Maintenance, Painting and Network Cabling [...]

Students learn about urban gardening Members of Charleston Job Corps’ student group “Modern Man” volunteered at the West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference and Community Expo May 3-4, held on the campus of West Virginia State University. Ten club members served as proctors during the two-day event under the supervision of Jeremy Brannon of the West [...]

Charleston Job Corps, City consider work-based learning opportunities Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin visited Charleston Job Corps May 9 to discuss the economic impact of the center on the city and a potential work-based learning partnership with the city to provide students with valuable hands-on job experience in addition to their career technical training on center. [...]

Instructors Chuck Chaney and John Austin jumped at the chance to help Jerry Hancock, Muhlenberg High School Athletic Director, on a project for the baseball team. The high school team and the Muhlenberg Stallions were looking to improve the dirt areas of the infield. Once the red clay infield mix from Tennessee was purchased and [...]

2017 graduate, Isaiah McCall, stopped by Muhlenberg Job Corps to thank his former instructors. Isaiah completed the Heavy Equipment Operation trade and then completed his CDL in just thirteen months. Isaiah said that when he arrived at the Muhlenberg Job Corps he was homeless. He said those thirteen months changed his life and he is [...]

Representatives from the Kentucky Department of Personnel toured the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center May 16 and talked to students about employment opportunities with the Commonwealth of Kentucky. Kentucky Personnel representatives meet with Career Transition Readiness coordinators at Carl D. Perkins Job Corps before their presentation to students about state employment opportunities. Kentucky state [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps alum Dwayne Clarke, 27, from Covington, GA, now works as the food and beverage supervisor for the Westin Birmingham Resort in Birmingham, AL. He remembers how important the work-based learning experience was for him when he was a student at Perkins Job Corps and is now working to make similar [...]

On May 15, the U.S. Military partnered with the Whitney Young Job Corps Center to host a successful Military Fair. The representatives of the Army, Navy, Air Force, and Marines were present to discuss career opportunities after completing Whitney Young Job Corps. Over a hundred students had the opportunity to learn more about the experiences [...]