Archive for the ‘Green Activities’ Category

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 [...]

Dana Bryant of Volunteer WV, was a guest speaker at the Charleston Job Corps Center on September 18, to bring awareness of the opportunity afforded by AmeriCorps. Dana a former AmeriCorps Vista participant, shared her stories and gave examples of aid and assistance endeavors of which you may encounter during her presentation.  She also gave [...]

Students learn about urban gardening Members of Charleston Job Corps’ student group “Modern Man” volunteered at the West Virginia Urban Agriculture Conference and Community Expo May 3-4, held on the campus of West Virginia State University. Ten club members served as proctors during the two-day event under the supervision of Jeremy Brannon of the West [...]