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Edwin Gallen came to Carl D. Perkins from Hawaii Job Corps in October 22, 2018. His mother encouraged him to join the Job Corps program and he put her off for a while. After realizing he had no motivation, focus, or direction in life he decided to give Job Corps a try. Originally he was [...]

September 20th, 2019

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center Celebrated another Y2Y violence Prevention week on center. The week of Y2Y Celebration included youth panel discussion on violence, teen summit, center beautification day, center cookout, and peace walk. The week of Y2Y Violence Prevention week was dynamic with the participation of the Washington DC., Metropolitan Police Department Band this [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center honored students in each trade that demonstrated leadership, employability, integrity, and growth in their professional development. Here are a few pictures of students receiving their certificate of achievement during the center-wide assembly.

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center Student Government Association displayed patriotism and remembrance to the lives lost on September 11, 2001.  The marvelous SGA team members positioned the American flag all across the center to represent unity and September 11th being an historic day for all across the country.

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Advanced Security students were honored Aug. 15 with a luncheon provided by Big Sandy Community and Technical College in celebration of their completion of Criminal Justice courses offered through the college. Nine Advanced Security trainees completed either or both the Introduction to Criminal Justice CRJ 100 and Criminal Procedures CRJ [...]

On Thursday, September 5th, 2019 the Building Construction Technologies trade (BCT) kicked off our partnership with the City of Simpsonville Parks and Recreation Department by lending a hand in helping with some finishing touches to the newly renovated gymnasium.  The Simpsonville gymnasium recently got new flooring and because of the new, wood floor, there was [...]

Da’shawn Sykes, a current student in Charleston Job Corps’ painting program operated by the Union of Painters and Allied Trades (IUPAT), recently completed several painting assignments in the community as a part of his work-based learning. His work ethic and skills, reported by those who were supervising him in those community service projects, have led [...]

Potomac Graduate

September 3rd, 2019

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center has a strong relationship and commitment to all graduates and alumni. This week Potomac Job Corps Center would like to highlight Kiara Orvin. She focused her attention to completing Job Corps and accomplishing her goal to enter the workforce. Kiara Orvin was a Transportation Communication Union student. Before [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center faculty and staff celebrated another Community Relations Council Meeting on Center. The meeting focused on safety, health, and wellness. Potomac Job Corps leadership team was excited and happy to host another meeting to invite community members and guest on center. A few highlights discussed about on center events were: FEMA, [...]

Blue Ridge Job Corps Students, Staff, Supporters Celebrate 9th Annual National Job Corps Commencement Day Blue Ridge Job Corps joined 123 Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the 9th Annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony on August 23, 2019 to congratulate the Job Corps students who showed Job Corps Works! by completing [...]