Archive for the ‘Faces of Job Corps’ Category

Yvonne Epps-Giddings, a 1969, proud graduate of the Charleston Job Corps Center, has excelled in life after graduating with her clerical trade. Ms. Giddings is currently employed at the Northern Navajo Medical Center as the Supervisor of Clinicals, Accountability and Metrics in Shiprock, New Mexico. Another exciting fact about Yvonne is currently pursuing a doctorate [...]

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 [...]

Name: Hayden Pack Year: 2020 Trade: Office Administration Certifications: Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist, IC3 Current City and State: Charleston, WV Before coming to the Charleston Job Corps, I was bouncing from job to job, mostly in food service, trying and failing to dig myself out of debt. Having been diagnosed with a spinal disorder a [...]

Red Rock Job Corps Center’s Wellness staff have been diligently working the past six weeks so Center students, staff, families, and communities can remain safe from the spread of the Covid19 virus. Wellness Manager Yamunna Segaran, RN, said her staff received Covid-19 testing several few weeks ago and Abbott ID training through aDepartment of Labor [...]

HVAC graduate builds career in heating, cooling business Petros Deressa chose Job Corps to further his education, opportunities Charleston Job Corps graduate Petros Deressa saw Job Corps as an ideal opportunity to further his educationand job training and become acclimated to American culture.  Deressa had earned an accounting degree from Rifet Valley University in Ethiopia, [...]

Northlands Students of the Week

November 19th, 2020

Jeremiah Chaparro has spent the last eight months working full time under a contractor in southern Vermont.   He never imagined when he started at Job Corps over two years ago that his goal to become a welder would be sidetracked by a pandemic and he would be learning not one, but two trades!  While the [...]

Dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic has brought a number of “firsts” to Charleston Job Corps – including the center’s  virtual election of the Executive Board of the Student Government Association. Students elected Bryan Wurster as president, Ymari Pyatt, vice president, DeJuan Hodges as secretary, Priscilla Bower, as treasurer, Cierra Bailey as sergeant at arms, Kyesha [...]

Red Rock Job Corps Center students chose once again voted virtually for their Student Government Association executive officers. Students vote through their Google Classroom platforms and choose students who’ve submitted applications to the SGA advisor, Leah Mullholland. Mullholand then surveys the applicants to make sure they are qualified and definitely wish to be on the [...]

Dezmond Handy, a 2015 North Texas Job Corps Center (NTJCC) graduate from the cement masonry program is living his dream.  He graduated from Texas College in Tyler, TX in May 2020 and is now employed as a 7th grade Texas history teacher at Hector P. Garcia Middle School in the Dallas Independent School District.  He [...]

As we prepare for more and more students to return, it might be interesting to hear from the students on campus. Residential staff (RS) will be interviewing students to collect their experiences and advice.  This week we hear from a student who asked to go by STM for this interview. RS: You have a very [...]