Archive for the ‘Faces of Job Corps’ Category

Bring on the GOATS!

September 25th, 2020

In 2018 Oneonta Job Corps started a brand new trip to the town of Gilbertsville where we participated in the latest trend of Goat Yoga! It was the perfect blend of animal therapy and beginner yoga. No matter what your fitness level or experience, this was one yoga trip that students did not want to [...]

Oneonta Job Corps partnered with Valley View Elementary School. This allowed several Job Corps students to enter Kindergarten through Third grade classrooms and read to the class. We shared books about Black History month along with many other reading selections. The little ones were very intrigued by the Job Corps uniformed and spent time at [...]

Oneonta Job Corps has been fortunate enough to be able to take part in the Lord’s Table volunteer opportunity for several years. This is a very popular volunteer activity with the students because they all love the interaction they have with the community members that the Lord’s Table provides service to. Giving back is a [...]

Mass Food Drive Distribution

September 25th, 2020

Oneonta Job Corps has been happy to participate in the Mass Food Drive Distributions held monthly at the Northern Eagle Beverage facility in Oneonta, NY. The United Way has brought together a terrific program that allows community members in need to drive thru and collect food items at no cost. Every month in the sunshine, [...]

PAUSE Program revamp

September 25th, 2020

During this extended time without students we have taken it upon ourselves to not only improve physical aspects of the Center but internal ones as well. Our long standing PAUSE program has been extremely beneficial over the years but with anything it needs to evolve with the times. PAUSE (positive actions under stressful experience) has [...]

Northlands Writing Contest Winner

September 22nd, 2020

We are happy to announce a winner for our recent writing contest! Saphire A. Tucker-McCartney! The prompt was How do you overcome the challenges we are facing today? Saphire’s personal essay offers great insight into her frustrations with racism.  She shares her story to be the ripple who can help teach others acceptance and understanding [...]

Levi Gannon is our Student of the Week for August 2-8. Levi was about to start his training in the culinary trade when life as we know it was interrupted by COVID 19. After taking a respite during Spring Break and biking around Vermont, Levi has become a serious long-distance learner. With the support of [...]

WE ARE – Northlands Huskies!

September 21st, 2020

The Northlands Job Corps Center recently took a student poll to decide on our mascot.  We had been known as the Northlands Bulldogs, but felt it was time for a re-branding, a new identity.  The students took a vote during an assembly and we are now known as the Northlands Huskies.   We soon went to [...]

Admissions staff blend recruiting with volunteering Busy in August helping neighbors, spreading word about Job Corps Salem Zekariyas participates in the Orchard Manor food drive. The West Virginia Outreach and Admissions staff has blended recruiting and volunteering to help their communities and raise awareness about the training programs offered at Charleston Job Corps and the [...]

CPP instructors, Joan Williams and Abigail Ventura held a student engagement zoom meeting with potential students, on August 12th, 2020. Prior to the zoom meeting, a package containing a welcome letter, personal hand sanitizer, and a Charleston Job Corps face mask was forwarded to each of the potential students. The purpose of this meeting is [...]