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L-r:  Bobby Myers, Javon Dalmast, Christine Sanders, Congressman Colin Allred, Kenneth Stewart, Anthony Smith, and Corey Odum The North Texas Job Corps Student Government Association Outreach Committee members participated in the Hamilton Park 34th annual Juneteenth parade held 6/22 in the Hamilton Park community in Dallas, TX.  Juneteenth is an annual observance that started in Texas [...]

Charleston Job Corps, City consider work-based learning opportunities Charleston Mayor Amy Goodwin visited Charleston Job Corps May 9 to discuss the economic impact of the center on the city and a potential work-based learning partnership with the city to provide students with valuable hands-on job experience in addition to their career technical training on center. [...]

North Texas Job Corps staff attended the monthly Texas cities of Anna and Melissa Chambers of Commerce luncheon meeting on 4/16.  The guest speaker was The Honorable Congressman Van Taylor who spoke on his short tenure to date in the House and on some of the bills the he has supported since being in office.  [...]

On the April 8th, Melinda Gibbons Prunty, State Representative of 15th District, swung by Muhlenberg Job Corps for a meeting.  Rep. Gibbons Prunty met with Brian Hancock, the new Business Community Liaison at Muhlen­berg Job Corps Center. One thing he wanted to discuss was how to assist students better who age out of foster care. [...]

On March 27, Muhlenberg Job Corps Business Community Liaison Brian Hancock headed to Capitol Hill to visit with US Senator and representatives and their staff. The purpose of the visit was to share with elected officials the positive impact that Muhlenberg Job Corps has on the students it serves, the local community and its economy, [...]

On March 27th, representatives from Job Corps Centers operated by Horizons Youth Services were on Capitol Hill to report on Job Corps’ current program status as well as Job Corps’ many accomplishments. There were three topics focused on during the meeting with Congressman Comer: the need for continued government support; converging on the success of [...]

Pete LaFleur, Muhlenberg Job Corps’ Center Director, and Brian Hancock, Muhlenberg Job Corps’ Business Community Liaison, attended the first “KY Works Collaborative” meeting in Frankfurt on February 28. The meeting was led by Governor Matt Bevin and Melissa Aguilar, KY Workforce Investment Board Executive Director. Numerous cabinet members attended, such as: state labor, education, human [...]

The Business Community Liaison, Nancy Shepherd sent a request to the Office of Senator Alex Mooney in an attempt to schedule a meeting with the Congressman during the upcoming hill visit In March and was fortunate to receive a message from his District Director, Chad Story requesting a meeting.  The Meeting was held on Feb [...]

Y2Y (Youth to Youth) Ambassadors from the Whitney Young Job Corps Center operated by Horizon Youth Services headed to Frankfort, KY to meet with Senator Whitney Westerfield. The Y2Y student ambassadors lobbied for an anti-bullying bill name Alex Law. Senator Westerfield was very supportive and stated that the passage of the bill will take time [...]

Whitney Young SGA visits Capitol

February 11th, 2019

Whitney Young Job Corps Center operated by Horizons Youth Services participated in the national Job Shadowing program. SGA – Student Gov’t Association students met with Lt. Governor Jenean Hampton and State Senator Paul Hornback. Students asked great questions and both elected official stated what their roles and responsibilities are and how a typical work day [...]