Archive for the ‘Employer Partners’ Category

Charleston Job Corps’ Carpentry Instructor, Tommy Fitzwater, along with fellow brothers of the United Brotherhood of Carpentry, partner with the Make A Wish Foundation to install a bathtub lift chair for a paralyzed individual. Brother Paul Lampkin, Lead Instructor at Flatwoods JCC, and Brother Luke Begovich, Charleston Business Representative were a major part of making [...]

Congratulations and best wishes to Red Rock Job Corps Center Human Service Worker (HSW) advanced training student, Judith Allen who graduated on November 18, 2020. Judith began working as a Residential Advisor at the Potomac Job Corps Center in November. Prior to attending Red Rock, Judith completed Hotel and Lodging and the Culinary Arts vocations [...]

A recent job fair at the Liberty Arena in Williamsport, PA, was a successful day of connections and partnership, says Red Rock admissions counselor, Aleisha Amadi, shown above. Held on October 7, Ms. Amadi spent the day presenting the Job Corps program to the community, informing individuals who were not aware of the program and [...]

The Edison Job Corps was selected to present at the Latinos In Sustainability’s Community Solar Panel discussion. EJC student Jesuaidy Martinez presented on his education while attending Job Corps and career outlook for solar paneling. Guests attended the meeting from Rutgers University, Edison Job Corps staff and Solar Engineers currently working in New Jersey. The [...]

Charleston Outreach and Admissions team members start the week off with Haircuts of Hope. Christina Hayslett states, ” This is one of my favorite outreach efforts to date!” Christina joined by a good friend who is also a beautician, Ashley Parker, along with co-worker Cassie Lawhon, CTS Specialist in the Huntington area, went to the Huntington [...]

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 [...]