Archive for the ‘Faces of Job Corps’ Category

Muhlenberg Job Corps celebrated the accomplishments of 29 graduates on November 6th with ceremonies at the center.  Graduates shared their big moment with family members, students, and staff that attended the ceremony. Graduate speaker, Katherine Gardiner, completed the Medical Office Support curriculum, passed the National Health Association Certification, the Electronic Health Records Certification, and attended [...]

Charleston’s  BCL, Nancy Shepherd, presented to parents and students during an evening training session at Lincoln County High School on October 1, 2019. Charleston Job Corps  partnered with the Workforce Investment Board of Region 2,  in an endeavor to enlighten current students of opportunities to further their education upon graduation.  Students where also introduced to [...]

Two North Texas Job Corps graduates are taking the next step to ensure successful futures by enrolling in advanced training programs offered by Job Corps.  Wesley Hausey completed the electrical trade and was accepted into the Smart Grid advanced training program at Oneonta Job Corps Academy in New York.  Hausey said “I came to North [...]

Insights Outreach and Admission in collaboration with Charleston Job Corps Center held a block party/career fair on the west side of Charleston on September 20.  The block party included food, drinks, games, music provided by Say Uncle Entertainment, and vendors.  Area vendor on-site to name a few were:  Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDF), WV Troopers [...]

Nine carpentry trainees from Charleston Job Corps, along with their instructor, Tommy Fitzwater, were asked by the Carpenters Local Union 439 to help with a project the Make A Wish Foundation had planned for a disabled child in Procious, WV. The child was born with physical limitations. Most families who are contacted by Make A [...]

Mr. Dickinson, a hard working staff member, was the Lead Coordinator of the TCU/IAM Advanced Training Program at Los Angeles Job Corps Center and was recently promoted as the new Regional Coordinator of the TCU/IAM Advanced Training Program of California. He reminds people that he not only “believes in the program” but is “a product [...]

Kyla is no stranger to hard work and understands self-discipline. She initially traveled 77 miles by bus to L.A Job Corps with her parents to enroll in the program. She heard about Job Corps from your mother, an alumni of Job Corps whom completed Culinary in San Bernadino.  As a smart young woman, Kyla graduated [...]

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 [...]