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By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center Student Government Association members took time to coordinate snow cones on center for a very hot day on center. The Washington DC Metropolitan area has been dealing with a heat advisory warning. Students and staff have been informed by the center director and the news channels to drink [...]

Each summer, the Smyth County Teaching Alternative Program (TAP) provides a summer enrichment program for youth in our county. This included continued learning throughout the months when school isn’t in session, as well as other activities such as arts and crafts, swimming, and more. Physical, occupational, and speech therapy are also provided to the children [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center celebrated an early 4th of July Holiday event for students, staff, and instructors. The celebration was organized to help students enjoy themselves amongst peers and staff.  The celebration included buffet style food barbecued for everyone, refreshments, basketball, and music provided for those who dare to show their artistic style of dance. [...]

Hometown: Painesville, Ohio Center: Cleveland Job Corps Enrollment Dates: 10/22/18 – 05/31/19 Career Area: Nursing Assistant Employer: Wickliffe Country Place Position: State Tested Nursing Assistant After graduating from Harvey High School, Shakia Smith began working in a factory as a Molding Operator. Feeling like she was in a dead-end job with no future, Shakia decided Job [...]

Saturday, May 4, 2019, the Cleveland Job Corps hosted a community basketball game, Hoopin’ for Justice, with the Black Shield Police Association and firefighters from the Vanguards, Famicos Foundation, ICONS, AirCuts & Day Spa and the local community. The Cleveland Police Foundation and the City of Cleveland’s Community Relations Board partnered with the Cleveland Job [...]

Name: Jermaine Richey Age: 21 Region: Chicago Hometown: Cleveland HSD/GED: Penn Foster Enrollment: July 23, 2018 Graduation: June 5, 2019 Trade: State Tested Nursing Assistant, Home Health Aide, Serve Safe and Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Employer: Excel Home Health Care Position: Home Health Aide Before enrolling into the Cleveland Job Corps Jermaine attended John Adams High School [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac alumni Yaa Anokye-Agyei had the opportunity to speak to students at Job Corps about her experience in Transportation Communication Union and her experience in the workforce. She is currently a Ticket Agent with Amtrak in the Customer Service Department. She started out her adventure in Job Corps with an interest in [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job corps Center hosted a Community Industry Council Meeting. The meeting consisted of people representing hard and soft trades on center. The focus of the meeting was to engage members into conversations that will allow them to provide professional opinions and critiquing of the industry strengths and weaknesses. Allowing professional leaders [...]

Potomac Job Corps Center is eager to highlight Theodore Proctor alumni of Potomac. Theodore Proctor is a 1986 graduate of Job Corps. His trade on center was Electrical. He currently lives in Ft. Washington, MD. While attending middle and high school he played sports. Sports kept him out of trouble. What led him to Job Corps was the opportunity to [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job corps Center leadership team and staff participated in an event that was truly inspirational. The community members represented at the event all were focused on safety, health, and recruitment. The Breaking Barriers event was focused on supporting change of abusive and intrusive behavior of people all across the city or [...]