Archive for the ‘Faces of Job Corps’ Category

Charleston Job Corps Alumni,  Dock New, graduated from Charleston Job Corps in 2016. While attending Charleston Job Corps Center, he received certifications in Green Awareness, Core Curriculum Construction, Technology, OSHA.  Prior to attending Charleston Job Corps,  Dock worked in Coal Mining and wanted a more stable field of work.  He was very active on center, [...]

Vicki Yonts, Program Manager of the Felix E. Martin Jr. Foundation, directed another successful Read to Lead event for Muhlenberg County. Vicki and staff teamed up with several businesses, along with community leaders, to support the importance of the need for our youth to read. The event uses Dr. Seuss’ birthday as a day to [...]

The Clinical Medical Assistant students gained valuable experience as they hosted a successful health fair for staff and students. Over 50 people, even guests from the CRC meeting, stopped by to have their vitals checked such as blood pressure, Cholesterol, BMI and more. Giving the 20 plus students a great opportunity to coordinate, plan, execute [...]

Pete LaFleur, Muhlenberg Job Corps’ Center Director, and Brian Hancock, Muhlenberg Job Corps’ Business Community Liaison, attended the first “KY Works Collaborative” meeting in Frankfurt on February 28. The meeting was led by Governor Matt Bevin and Melissa Aguilar, KY Workforce Investment Board Executive Director. Numerous cabinet members attended, such as: state labor, education, human [...]

On February 21, Muhlenberg Job Corps hosted its annual Community Relations Council meeting. Brian Hancock, MJCC’s new BCL, worked hard to gather some of the great community influences. Heather Melton, MJCC’s Food Service Manager, helped her staff prepare a top notch meal. Heather thought country fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, salad and desert would [...]

Viola Wood, a Nutrition Education Program Assistant for Muhlenberg County Cooperative Extension office spent some time in February educating a few of the Muhlenberg Job Corps students. The program Viola presented was Kentucky Nutrition Education Program’s Healthy Choices for Everybody, through the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The program teaches clients to achieve and [...]

Charleston Job Corps Center’s “Modern Men” group have been long standing supporters of the Herbert C. Henderson’s Office of Minority Affairs.  The Modern Men are pictured during the Black History Month Lecture Series of which they volunteered.  This was a two weekend request for these men to help with manning the admissions tables, serving and [...]

Charleston Job Corps Center Held the first CRC Meeting of the year on February 26.   The core of the meeting was to inform our Community Relations members of the Work Base Learning Program.  The Community relations members were enlightened of the benefits of the program and how they can aid in the learning process of [...]

Charleston Job Corps Center chose Westside Mary C. Snow Elementary School for National Read Across America Day on March 1.   Students Tre Williams, Maverick Clay and Taveon Newby read to each of the three first grade classes while wearing a red cowboy hat, just like the character ‘Woody’ from Toy Story as all were story [...]

Whitney Young Job Corps Building Construction Technology grad receives various credentials and employment opportunity to show his worth. Billy Bryant, 22, from Williamsburg, KY needed to make a change in his life and gain stability. At 17, he began staying with friends and worked various fast food jobs not really preparing for a future. As [...]