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By: Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center staff are planning to have students return back to center once the leaders such as: Horizon Youth Services, Exceed Corporation, and and Department of Labor approve students to return safely. The center has been operating everyday since the pandemic began a few months ago. Potomac has been planning [...]

On June 6, 2020, the Cleveland Job Corps Center became a member of the E. C. Grows Community Garden on the corner of Coit Road and Dover Avenue in East Cleveland. Gladys Walcott established the E. C. Grows Community Garden from a vacant parking lot in 2007. Her therapeutic hobby is now the largest and [...]

The Cleveland Job Corps Pharmacy Tech Program is a three to six-month course which aims to prepare students to work in a variety of pharmacy settings. The program centers around building the student’s soft skills while establishing the basics of working in a pharmacy, understanding medical terminology, pharmacology, and building non-sterile and sterile compounding techniques. [...]

This week the Bluegrass Kentucky Career Center (BKYCC) partnered with Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center (CDPJCC) to promote and provide information about the Job Corps program. Stemming from recent outreach efforts conducted by CDPJCC Admissions Counselor, Cynthia Bohon and Business Community Liaison, Tiffany Fannin we were able to provide an informational session to the [...]

As part of her remote learning, Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps welding student, Kenad Johnson, wrote an essay titled “Why I Want a Career in Welding and How It Will Affect My Life.”  In her essay, shown in part below, Johnson discusses the challenges of entering a traditionally male-dominated career path and the motivation [...]

Despite the fact that the COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc nationwide on employment, Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps graduate Jacob Adams has been hired for a position that matches his skills set, meets an important need in the fight against COVID-19 and pays him #35 an hour. Adams was hired June 16th as a [...]

By: Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center Wellness staff put together a video speaking to students about them not being alone during the pandemic and additional resources that wellness staff can contribute virtually.  The two wellness staff members featured in the video are Dr. White and Mr. Palmer. The message says “student’s you are not alone, and [...]

Edison Job Corps UBC Pre Apprentice students helped sheet rock Kiddie Keep Well Camp doctor’s. The Kiddie Keep Well Camp was founded in 1924 and has served thousands of Middlesex County children and their families at no charge. The dedication of the carpentry students utilized their technical skills to help the local camp. The experience [...]

On Tuesday, June 30th Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Youth to Youth (Y2Y) leadership group received a $1,500 grant from the Mountain Regional Prevention Center (MRPC) to combat the use of tobacco, alcohol and other drug use in our community. The MRPC challenged the Y2Y leadership group to use critical thinking skills, to explore strategies, [...]

Claudia Cordoba from BASF Pharmaceuticals presented to the Career Transition Readiness Class.  The Edison Job Corps BCL, Ms. Gibson invited Claudia to the class. Claudia discussed vision, mission planning, importance of structuring goals, focus on what you want to achieve, perseverance through challenges,  the importance of not accepting failure as a means of defeat, aiming [...]