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Blue Ridge Job Corps joined 121 Job Corps centers across the country to celebrate the 10th Annual “National Job Corps Commencement Day” ceremony on September 9, 2021, to congratulate the Job Corps students who showed Job Corps Works! by completing the program this year. Due to precautions against COVID-19, this year’s ceremony was conducted virtually. [...]

THE LUIS GUERRERO STORY
A 3-trade completer grew from an introverted person
to a totally confident person!

Luis Guerrero was once that student who showed nothing but insecurity, lack of confidence, he was quiet, his head was down and his hood was over his head 100% of the time. He entered the trade of Carpentry first and completed in Sept. of 2018. He then went on to Office Administration and completed in 8 months in May of 2019. Next he was accepted to an advanced trade (TCU) Transportation Communication Union and completed that trade in August of 2021. Luis was also a student employee at Shriver for Maintenance to help begin his savings.
Looking back in time, it is shy of a miracle that Luis would grow so much and become the confident, well vocalized individual that he is today. Asking him about that history and what his thoughts were and what was it that helped him, he states, “I got sick of every staff member telling me to lift my head and to take my hood off”. He started thinking good thoughts and became stronger. Eventually he felt better. “I’m a person and I deserve to put my head up like everyone else.” He also mentioned that his neck started to feel better as well.
Well, the time has come where he completed TCU and interview for jobs. Luis got a couple offers and he decided to accept a job at_______________. This opportunity will be a great experience for Luis and will keep him in a solid comfort zone.
SHRIVER IS SO PROUD OF YOU, LUIS!!

Garden Club Efforts at Shriver

September 13th, 2021

Shriver’s Garden Club
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There’s nothing like a vegetable garden to
tend to for months during the summer.
It will definitely keep students busy!

All the vegetables from the garden
Will be donated to the local food pantry
in Ayer, “Loaves and Fishes” when
Soo they are ready to be picked!!

In addition, a food drive of the most
common items has been ongoing since
April. This project is part of the
40th anniversary celebration of MTC
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TUNE IN OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS FOR OUR PROGRESS OF THE GARDEN :)

Shriver’s Garden Club
__________________________________

There’s nothing like a vegetable garden to
tend to for months during the summer.
It will definitely keep students busy!

All the vegetables from the garden
Will be donated to the local food pantry
in Ayer, “Loaves and Fishes” when
Soo they are ready to be picked!!

In addition, a food drive of the most
common items has been ongoing since
April. This project is part of the
40th anniversary celebration of MTC
_
__________________________________________________________________

TUNE IN OVER THE NEXT FEW MONTHS FOR OUR PROGRESS OF THE GARDEN :)

Temeyah is a unique young lady

September 10th, 2021

Temeyah is a unique young lady. She has survived working two jobs. While under COVID-19 shutdowns and restrictions. She has shown a resolve to complete all tasks available to her upon her return to the Old Dominion Job Corps Center. She has earned and received her Driver’s License, as well as completing her Certificate for [...]

Brayan and Yefri received their certification in Electrical Wiring from their instructor. Brayan and Yefri are working for Hard Hat corporation as electrical helpers at a rate of $21 per hour. Old Dominion Job Corps Center Electrical Trade students. Working during COVID 19.

A Culinary Success!!

September 7th, 2021

Ms. Nigene Brown, St. Louis Job Corps Center graduate, recently joined the culinary staff at Riverboats at the Gateway Arch, a partner with the Bi-State Development Agency. Her supervisor, Chef Ronnie Illert, has been complimentary of Nigene’s work ethic and performance from the beginning. “Nigene has been doing an amazing job! She has stepped in [...]

In July 2021 the Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh visited the St. Louis Job Corps Center to tour and speak with students and staff about his thoughts on the importance of this DOL entity and how a reduction in the nation’s labor force creates even more opportunity for participants. Mr. Walsh spent the majority of [...]

Job Corps and Missouri Women in Trades (MoWIT) recently joined forces as two MoWIT board members joined the St. Louis Job Corps Center Workforce Council: Rochelle Bell, Owner of RMB Mechanical and Cindy Frank, 41 year Journeyman Carpenter, GF and Superintendent. MoWIT works diligently to advocate for non-traditional persons to enter the trades and then [...]

Floorlayer Crew

September 7th, 2021

The Administration Building on the St. Louis Job Corps Center has new flooring and baseboards throughout most of the complex thanks to Mr. Bill Blassingame’s and Mr. Brian Gray’s Carpentry students: Xzaviar Snipes, Caleb Johnson, Joseph Mosley, Richard Lawrence and Darion Carter. The students and instructors completed the work over several days this summer and [...]

At the end of August 2021 a familiar face took over as the Center Director at St. Louis Job Corps. Ms. Cashanna Armstrong will now lead staff, faculty and students as we continue to navigate through COVID restrictions, complete campus renovations and get students back to training. During her four plus years at the St. [...]