Archive for the ‘Faces of Job Corps’ Category

It’s Beginning to look a lot like Christmas! The staff and students of CJCC celebrated the season with a Christmas Sing-A-long in the center gymnasium Thursday, December 7, 2017. The welcome was given by finance and administration director (F&A), William “Billy” Kincaid. Staff and students started the program with a sing-a-long to Deck the Halls, [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center operated by Horizons Youth Services (HYS) for the Dept. of Labor held its annual student and staff holiday luncheon on Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Food services prepared the meal under the leadership of Thomasina McKinney, Food Services Manager. The meal included the following: Meats-Turkey, Cornish Hens, Roast Beef and Apple [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center operated by Horizons Youth Services received congressional support from U.S. Congressman Alex Mooney, U.S. Congressman David McKinley and U.S. Congressman Evan Jenkins regarding the Dear Colleague Job Corps Slot Reduction letter on the house side of Congress. The Dear Colleague Letter was not a funding request. The Job Corps community [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) recognized October Domestic Violence Awareness Month, October 16, 2017 with guest speaker Julie Hayden, YWCA Resolve Family Abuse Program. Ms. Hayden spoke to new enrollees in Career Preparation Period. In addition, October 16-20 is Week without Violence. Domestic Violence affects women every day. [...]

Job Corps Works!

October 16th, 2017

“Hi! My name is Pamela Xiong. I went to Sacramento Job Corps Center (SJCC) in October of 2014. At the time I was attending SJCC, I was a full-time employee at Apple. I worked from 7:00 PM to 4:00 AM, Monday through Friday. In addition to attending SJCC and working, I am a full-time mother. [...]

Y2Y Conference!

October 16th, 2017

Last month, one impressive trainee, Kristopher Thao, was selected to attend the Youth 2 Youth Conference in Washington, D.C. From Y2Y activities at host centers to connecting with their peers on how best to promote peace, these Y2Y Student Ambassadors had the opportunity to spread Y2Y’s message of peace throughout the nation’s capital. Due to [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center’s Y2Y Ambassadors and BCL attended the Charleston City Council meeting on Monday, Sept. 17, 2017. Job Corps Centers across the country are observing Youth-2-Youth (Y2Y) Campaign against Violence Week September 17-22, 2017. A presentation was made to the city council regarding the purpose of Y2Y. A Y2Y Flyer of events, [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) recognized National Minority Awareness Month during Monday Business Meeting on August 21, 2017 with guest speaker Karen Williams. Mrs. Williams is a volunteer with CORE (Center for Organ Recovery & Education). Her personal experience with a best friend in need of an organ [...]

Charleston Job Corps Center joined 126 Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the 6th Annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony August 18, 2017 to congratulate the Job Corps students who showed Job Corps Works! by completing the program this year. Recent Job Corps graduates employed in West Virginia, employer partners, local policymakers, [...]

Throughout the month of July, students at the Alaska Job Corps Center rallied around the importance of different cultures at both the Center and from around the world. They celebrated diversity and culture through multiple events, held every Thursday during July, which they called “Culture Con” month. The Alaska Job Corps Center is highly diverse, [...]