Archive for the ‘Let’s Move Campaign’ Category

Charleston Job Corps graduate Maricela Perez is now working as a Reservist in the US Air Force and as a full-time civilian employee for Aircraft Structural Maintenance at McConnell Air Force Base in Wichita, KS. Additionally, she works part-time at a piano repair and a moving company called Sharps Repair. Her dedication, drive, and success [...]

Charleston Job Corps Center Counselor, Wendy Malmberg makes face masks by using her sewing talent to help medical personnel, veterans, and the community.”Making face masks started as a way to protect my family and my co-workers and a challenge to myself to see I could do it,” Malmberg said. “I learned how to sew as [...]

Charleston Job Corps began distance learning for our students in lieu of the COVID-19 pandemic.  As of earlier this week, we have 116 students participating in an attempt to progress in their studies.  Our goal is to obtain 100% participation of our active students during this time.  Currently, the routine interaction between the instructor and [...]

RIVERTON, WYOMING – The Wind River Job Corps unveiled a new, student-focused “OUTSTANDING” campaign this past week with a series of 5 posters. Each poster tells the story of a recent graduate – where they came from, where they are going, the obstacles they overcame and the lessons learned while at Wind River Job Corps. [...]

Charleston Job Corps graduate John Fleming is being featured as the Alumni/Graduate of the Quarter for the month of December, 2019. John Fleming graduated from the Charleston Job Corps Center, operating under Horizons Youth Services, in August, 2015. Fleming completed both the Pharmacy Technician and Dental Assistant trades and obtained certifications in Infection Control and [...]

Aisha McGill, pictured working at her work-based site of Southmoor Hills Apartment Complex, began her internship on November 18, 2019 and works three days a week in the main office. Under the guidance of the site supervisor, Aisha is being trained to assist individuals interested in rental units through the application process, applying for low [...]

Artia Pittman pictured with the nurse practitioner in Dr. Kahwash’s office also of Kanawha Endocrinology through Thomas Memorial Hospital has been assigned to the work-based site since October 28, 2019. Artia checks in, organizes, and documents the medications on site each day she works.  Additionally, she assists with managing patient files, checking in patients, discharge [...]

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 [...]

Charleston Job Corps held a meeting and tour on September 16, with the West Virginia Region 2 Workforce director and all caseworkers in the region.  The reason for this meeting was to allow the caseworkers to view our facilities.  Shepherd, the center’s BCL, thought it would be a great tool for the caseworkers to be [...]

CJCC Y2Y ambassadors attend city teen town hall meeting designed to get youth input on ways to improve Charleston. Charleston Mayor,  Amy Shuler Goodwin along with state delegates, magistrates, other influential business owners and community members listened July 14 during a teen town hall as teens, including students from the Charleston Job Corps, shared their [...]