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OJCA Success Stories

August 19th, 2020

Job Corps is a voluntary program administered by the United States Department of Labor that offers free-of-charge vocational training to young men and women ages 16 to 24. In addition, it provides academic instruction and supportive services, through the 131 residential centers operated nationwide. The program’s ultimate objective is to help disconnected youth become more [...]

Charleston Job Corps students returned home on March 16th as the center joined other Job Corps centers nationwide in closing their campus to protect students and slow the spread of COVID-19. While the center closure has created hardships for many of our students and staff, two students in the Network Cable Installation program are using [...]

Charleston Job Corps graduate Maricela Perez is now working as a Reservist in the US Air Force and as a full-time civilian employee for Aircraft Structural Maintenance at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, KS. Additionally, she works part-time at a piano repair and a moving company called Sharps Repair. Her dedication, drive, and success [...]

Shaney Campbell, a Charleston Job Corps student, currently studying Facilities Maintenance, decided to test her skill sets. Shaney Campbell began using her training within her mother’s home, she painted several rooms, repaired shelving, refinished furniture, and other tasks to test her training. Shaney posted pictures of before and after projects to the Charleston Facebook Page [...]

Rome Training CEO, Jeff Newman presents to the Career Transition class regarding vision, motivational, and techniques to keep the students inspired and working towards the goals. Jeff encouraged the students to work together  with Job Corps staff to achieve better results. Jeff also reviewed the importance of setting SMART goals. The Career Transitional Readiness class [...]

James David Jackson, a 2018 healthcare graduate of Charleston Job Corps, is now working as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) on a neuroscience medical-surgical unit at the Charleston Area Medication Center. Jackson completed the Practical Nursing program at the Garnet Career Center in Charleston after completing his training at Charleston Job Corps as part of [...]

William Martin graduated from the North Texas Job Corps on March 18, 2020, was hired by the Rock Solid Masonry Co. in Louisville, KY making $15 per hour.  Martin is in the Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers Local 4 – Indiana and Kentucky Bricklaying apprenticeship program.  William is on track to become a journeyman bricklayer.  [...]

Outreach & Placement Director, BCL, Admission Manager and Outreach staff conducted a virtual round table discussion on the topic of Operating in a Covid– 19 world. The meeting was informative and worthwhile. The primary goal of this conference was to bring together community educators, leaders, practitioners and professionals in an open dialogue, to discuss the [...]

If you’ve used anything glass today, you likely came in contact with Trona. If you took an antacid you ingested it. If you passed a water treatment plant, you saw a common place for its use. Trona is the mineral that results in soda ash, which has many everyday uses in our lives. The world’s [...]

INTO THE WEEDS: The Wind River Job Corps, in an effort to effectively guide job placement partnership initiatives, dug deep into data provided by Wyoming and Colorado economic and workforce development agencies. The data analysis represents a first step in the plan for developing strategic industry partnerships for the benefit of Wind River Job Corps [...]