Archive for the ‘Faces of Job Corps’ Category

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EJC student KaMiya Barrett is originally from Washington DC. She first attended Keystone Job Corps with a certificate in Office Administration and has advanced her training at the Edison Job Corps Academy in Advanced IT courses. At a young age, she has always been passionate about people and computers and has always been considered a [...]

Since Potomac Job Corps began their partnership  with this employer for work based learning opportunities that has also lead to  direct placement, ”Parsons Government Services”,  created a Wall of Frame for all of the interns that  did work based learning  for the company located in Arlington, VA.

Meet Ms. Naukeisha Brown Hometown:  Washington, DC “I have a passion for Job Corps, the program saved my life and brought me to be the person I am now.” Naukeisha Brown, a former Potomac JCC student, is currently employed at Potomac JCC.  Through her 14 years working at the Center, she has served as the [...]

Samantha Feagins- 20, Milwaukie, OR, Health Occupations Samantha Feagins (pronounced Fay-ghins) is a great example of a student taking advantage of all that Job Corps has to offer. She recently earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certification while at Springdale Job Corps Center and was accepted to the Practical Nursing (LPN) program at the Denison Job [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) participated in the 2nd annual YWCA Race to End Racism, April 28 at 9:00 a.m. on the West Side of Charleston. Staff and students joined hundreds in the 5K Run/1 Mile Walk that started and ended at Magic Island. The run/walk route passed [...]

Getting kicked out high school in ninth grade really limited the career options for Edwin Barajas. His freshman year consisted of skipping school or showing up to class and not completing any work. Stubbornness also kept him from enrolling at another school because he didn’t want to repeat ninth grade. Barajas found a job as [...]

Charleston Job Corps Center observed Administrative Professional Day The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) recognized Administrative Professional Day observed on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. A catered luncheon was held in the Center Director’s Conference room. Staff received flowers and a gift bag with a candle, mug and hand lotion. [...]

HVAC Students “ACE” Their Exams – Making the Grade with High Scores HVAC students Emanual McClain, Rayvon Bolden, Myles Ellis, Herold Rogers (not pictured), Melvin Tucker, Bruce Teixeira and Potomac JCC have a lot to celebrate.  These students aced the HVAC Primary Credential, AC&R R-410A Safety and Training Exam, with all scoring 90% or higher! [...]

In the Summer of 2000, Joseph Hart enrolled at Potomac Job Corps Center as a non-residential student to learn a trade.  According to Joseph’s grandfather, “a man needs skills in this world, because skills pay the bills…”  Although he didn’t know what trade or skill he wanted at the time, Potomac’s Cement Masonry Trade got [...]