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Student: Gary Blanchard Age: 22 Hometown: Cleveland, OH Center: Cleveland Region: Chicago Career Area: Bricklaying JC Date: 6/20/16 – 7/31/17 Employer: Valentine Contracting Position: Union Bricklayer With just one year to go, Gary Blanchard felt as though he had enough and left High School. He found himself working various odd jobs just to make a [...]

Student: Lelexus Queen Broadnax Age: 23 Hometown: Cleveland, OH Center: Cleveland Region: Chicago Career Area: Pharmacy Technician JC Dates: 10/11/16 – 7/31/17 Employer: Alive Chemical Solutions Position: Lab Technician “Believe in yourself, and the rest will fall into place. Have faith in your own abilities, work hard, and there is nothing you cannot accomplish.” ~Brad [...]

Student: Khadija Raheem Age: 24 Hometown: Cleveland, OH Center: Cleveland Region: Chicago Career Area: Carpentry JC Date: 11/15/16 – 7/24/17 Employer: JLJI Enterprises, Inc. Position: Union Carpenter Local Clevelander, Khadija Raheem graduated from Shaw High School. She experienced hardship spending several months couch surfing with her 2-year-old daughter, and without a real place to call [...]

Student: Alana Nicole Ross Age: 17 Hometown: Cleveland, OH Center: Cleveland Region: Chicago Career Area: Nursing Assistant/ Home Health Aide JC Dates: 10/10/16 – 2/22/17 Employer: Singleton Home Care Position: State Tested Nurse Aide Alana Ross acknowledges and takes full responsibility to her wrong doing that got her expelled from High School. Nevertheless, she’s determined [...]

On Tuesday, August 1st, Potomac Job Corps Center welcomed the Korea Youth Counselling and Welfare Institute on center for a tour.  The Kora Youth Counselling and Welfare Institute is a similar program to Job Corps in South Korea.  The two representatives and their interpreter were in the United States for a professional conference and wanted [...]

Potomac JCC Pool Opening

July 27th, 2017

On Wednesday July 26th, Potomac JCC held a pool opening party.  Center Director Redford Salmon began the opening by thanking his staff for their hard work.  Exceed President, Rossalynn Abbott cut the ceremonial ribbon.  Potomac students enjoyed the newly opened pool as well as the music played by a DJ.  In addition, Potomac staff and [...]

Ever Lendos is a graduate of the Automotive Technician trade at Red Rock Job Corps center. Ever transferred to the Transportation Communication Union/International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (TCU/IAM) Advanced Training program in Washington, D.C. at the Potomac Job Corps Center to pursue a career with Amtrak in the mechanical field. Ever completed the [...]

Potomac Success Stories

July 10th, 2017

Potomac Job Corps Center would like to recognize two students who have completed the Job Corps program at Potomac Center and left with jobs.  Anthony Hill completed the plumbing trade at Potomac and left with a job at Emerald Plumbing.  Ronald Grady competed advanced training at Potomac at the Transportation Communications Union program and left [...]

As part of National Safety Month in June, the Alaska Job Corps Center held a Safety Fair on campus on Friday, June 30, to emphasize the importance of practicing safety every single day. Students in each of the nine trades taught at the Center—Carpentry, Building Construction Technology, Water and Wastewater Treatment, Electrical, Accounting Services, Office [...]

Medical Office Support (MOS) student Aquela Frison was recognized during Monday Business Meeting, June 26, 2017 for receiving two national certifications. Frison’s certificates were presented by instructor Jennifer Lester and career technical training manager Debra Wolfgang. Aquela received Certified Electronics Health Records Specialist and Certified Medical Administration Assistant. “These are two difficult exams to achieve, [...]