Archive for the ‘Policymakers’ Category

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 [...]

The August 16th graduation ceremony held on the campus of the North Texas Job Corps was a part of National Job Corps Commencement Day.  North Texas Job Corps joined 123 Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the 9th Annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony on Aug. 16.  The center celebrated the accomplishments [...]

On Friday, August 16th, Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center participated in the 9th Annual National Job Corps Commencement Day. Approximately 50 students returned to the Center to celebrate in their success of completing and graduation from the Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center.  Along with the 50 graduating students, in attendance was [...]

Alex Compton, whose career with Job Corps spans 15 years, is the new center director at Charleston Job Corps.  Compton, who previously served as the career development director at Fred G. Acosta Job Corps in Tucson, AZ, started at CJCC on June 10. Compton said that his decision to pursue a career in Job Corps [...]

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 Center Youth2Youth Ambassador’s hosts’ the Stop the Violence Event to help with the center culture by promoting peace amongst students. As part of the event, we were honored to have our guest speaker, The Honorable Chief Circuit Judge of Kanawha County, Mr. Hollis Lewis. During his presentation, Lewis left three guidelines for [...]

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, [...]