Archive for the ‘Faces of Job Corps’ Category

Jacob Groves will be taking over the role of business community liaison at MJCC.  Groves, a Muhlenberg County native, has previous experience as College and Career Navigator at Madisonville Community College, and as Tour Manager for Brewco Marketing Group.  He completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from the University of Kentucky, and is currently [...]

Charleston Job Corps student became a part of the Omega Gents.  The purpose of the Gents Mertoring Initiative is to empower young males to succeed in life.   This workshop is based on social learning, wherein the mentors (Brothers of Xi Alpha and Theta Psi unincorporated chapters of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc.) will provide [...]

Da’shawn Sykes, a current student in Charleston Job Corps’ painting program operated by the Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), recently completed several painting assignments in the community as a part of his work-based learning. His work ethic and skills, reported by those who were supervising him in those community service projects, have led [...]

As of August 20, 2019, Tori Goodman has a lot to smile about. Tori came to the Charleston Job Corps Center looking for a new path and direction.  She completed both the Office Administration, Network Cabling Installation and is currently enrolled at Bridge Valley Community and Technical College in the cyber security program as a [...]

WV Telcom visited the Charleston Job Corps Center on Aug 27, to speak with students who are near completing the Network Cabling trade.    The representatives spoke with students about employability, necessary entrance skills and also expressed the availability of full time employment. Charleston Job Corps student, Silas Cardin, has been hired by WV Telcom [...]

CJCC Y2Y ambassadors attend city teen town hall meeting designed to get youth input on ways to improve Charleston. Charleston Mayor,  Amy Shuler Goodwin along with state delegates, magistrates, other influential business owners and community members listened July 14 during a teen town hall as teens, including students from the Charleston Job Corps, shared their [...]

Yubitza Araujo-Avila and Justin Chambers married by Frances Shearin Congratulations to Charleston Job Corps students and newly weds Yubitza Araujo-Avila and Justin Chambers, who were married July 26th at Riverside Baptist Church. The ceremony was performed by Pastor Frances Shearin, who also serves as a career counselor at Charleston Job Corps. Justin will complete network cabling in two weeks, and will depart for basic training in the [...]

Alex Compton, whose career with Job Corps spans 15 years, is the new center director at Charleston Job Corps.  Compton, who previously served as the career development director at Fred G. Acosta Job Corps in Tucson, AZ, started at CJCC on June 10. Compton said that his decision to pursue a career in Job Corps [...]

Monica Gunterman, Health Cluster Manager, along with her staff held their 1st annual “Dress for Success” on Wednesday, July 24th. Monica and staff felt the health cluster department would benefit from the students going through the interview process while still on campus. The students were graded on professionalism, certification, and people skills. Once graded, the [...]

Muhlenberg Job Corps softball team finishes the season undefeated in the conference play this season. When Cody Perry, the Director of Center Life and MJCC head coach, was asked what he thought about this season, he said, “I’ve been blessed to be the head coach at the MJCC for the last 8 years. I’ve worked [...]