Archive for the ‘Let’s Move Campaign’ Category

Charleston Job Corps held a virtual Women’s History Program to honor the many achievements of West Virginia Women both past and present with the help of Julie Palas, Interim Executive Director for the West Virginia Women’s Commission. Our speaker of the hour, Mayor, Amy Goodwin, tells of her legacy of empowering women by being the [...]

Name: Hayden Pack Year: 2020 Trade: Office Administration Certifications: Microsoft Office 2016 Specialist, IC3 Current City and State: Charleston, WV Before coming to the Charleston Job Corps, I was bouncing from job to job, mostly in food service, trying and failing to dig myself out of debt. Having been diagnosed with a spinal disorder a [...]

HVAC graduate builds career in heating, cooling business Petros Deressa chose Job Corps to further his education, opportunities Charleston Job Corps graduate Petros Deressa saw Job Corps as an ideal opportunity to further his educationand job training and become acclimated to American culture.  Deressa had earned an accounting degree from Rifet Valley University in Ethiopia, [...]

More than 25 Charleston Job Corps staff participated in the 3k walk along the Kanawha River in Charleston, WV, on Saturday, October, 31, in support of Breast Cancer Awareness. Although some staff was unable to participate in the walk, they shared their support by posting photos on social media via Instagram and Facebook with 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 [...]

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 [...]

As the COVID quarantine slowly lifts, Northlands Recreation knew that our on Center students were feeling cooped up and needing to blow off some steam.  An activity that our students have always enjoyed is playing paintball at Colchester Paintball.  Knowing that COVID safety is very important to us, Colchester Paintball owner Scott Brisson arranged for [...]

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 [...]