Archive for the ‘Green Activities’ Category

Every year on April 22nd Earth Day marks the anniversary of the birth of the modern environmental movement that began in 1970. April 22nd is the annual event to highlight the importance of clean air, water and land that was first observed 51 years ago. Every year a different theme is celebrated, this year’s theme [...]

Graffiti Removal Charleston Job Corps planned several Earth Day events which were held on April 22, 2021. Charleston Job Corps students enrolled in painting, carpentry, and facilities maintenance trades were asked to volunteer their time for the benefit of our environment. With the help of Carpentry Instructor, Tommy Fitzwater and Facilities Maintenance Instructor, Richard Asbury, [...]

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 [...]

The Edison Job Corps was selected to present at the Latinos In Sustainability’s Community Solar Panel discussion. EJC student Jesuaidy Martinez presented on his education while attending Job Corps and career outlook for solar paneling. Guests attended the meeting from Rutgers University, Edison Job Corps staff and Solar Engineers currently working in New Jersey. The [...]

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 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 [...]

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 [...]

Wyoming, where Wind River Job Corps is located, is know for Wind, Wide-open spaces, Wilderness and Weeds, from which the campus is not spared. So one sunny day last week, the office staff were invited to support the work of our maintenance and grounds-keeping team. by pulling weeds. Reward for the effort (in addition to [...]

Students and staff can now feel they know more about what’s going on around the Wind River Job Corps since we launched a new digital and hard copy newsletter, WRTalkAbout. While a limited number of hard copies are available on campus, students and staff received the publication through their email. The new tool will help [...]

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 [...]