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Charleston WV- The Charleston Job Corps Center announced that they will be reopening for on-center operations starting January 26. The staff has prepared a resumption plan to ensure staff and students will remain safe through the process. The students will re-enter in groups. The first group will consist of 16 students, with each group entering [...]

When Center Life Supervisor Kelly Knight started her Job Corps  Career as a Residential Advisor she began questioning her ability to continue with the position after she witnessed two students in a physical altercation during her third week. While trying to calm down the students they began screaming and yelling at her while refusing to [...]

By: Barrington Tolliver Before arriving to Potomac the graduate was training with another institution in the southern region of Mississippi. What led the graduate to Potomac was the ability to receive training in security. As a student Jessica was involved in being a D-2 dorm leader and she also was a student ambassador. She explained [...]

Muhlenberg JCC Mentor Month

January 11th, 2021

Working in the Job Corps world provides an opportunity to impact the lives of underprivileged youth. Anyone who has worked with the program for any time at all will most likely tell you the impact often times can be two fold with students impacting them just as much. Being without students for more than ten [...]

To kick off the holiday season, the Cleveland Job Corps Center’s Social Development Department accepted the “1st Annual Gingerbread Village Showdown” challenge from the New Haven Job Corps Center in Connecticut. Each Serrato Job Corps Center was invited to compete in the challenge. The competition consisted of constructing a Gingerbread Village employing the E4 model [...]

The Cleveland Job Corps Building Construction Technology Program is a six-to-twelve-month course that aims to prepare students to work as a pre-apprentice in the facility maintenance industry. Building Construction Technology is sponsored by the Home Builders Institute. Building Construction Technology Instructor Michael Yager has 15 years of teaching experience with the Cleveland Job Corps Center [...]

KLER HTOO – 2017 Shriver Job Corps Valedictorian
Originally from Burma, Kler was a refugee at 12 years old completing at only a 2nd grade level. Not able to speak English Kler was challenged additionally as they placed him in the 7th grade once he settled in the United States because of his age. Due to the language barrier, Kler struggled to pass the MCAS causing him to drop out of school by Senior year. His counselor told him about Job Corps and he reluctantly applied still nervous about his English. He arrived at Shriver Job Corps, Devens, MA in January of 2016 and developed some courage to get comfortable with staff and students to help him with the language. He applied himself thoroughly to finalize his education for a High School diploma as well as chose the Cement trade for his training. After completing both his education and training, Kler was chosen as the Valedictorian for the October, 2017 graduation. In his speech he stated, “without Shriver, my life would be terrible”. After graduation, he was offered a job at a nearby company called Ideal Concrete Block. He has had a great opportunity and experience working at this company. Recently, a staff member spoke to Ideal to learn how well he has done, how respected he is and most importantly, how comfortable and happy he is!

By: Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center wants to continue working and supporting community members. For the past 8 to 9 months Potomac has strategically focused on connecting with community members across the city. Despite the pandemic agencies and businesses are all in need of support from each other in one way or the other. [...]

“I am very thankful for my experience at Cleveland Job Corps and for the people I met,” acknowledged Unique Byrd (19). After finishing the Medical Assistant program at the Cleveland Job Corps Center, Unique joined the service. The Lorraine, Ohio native joined the Cleveland Job Corps Center on October 1, 2018, under the advisement of [...]

Ten recent graduates of the Advanced Security Training Program at the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center have started new jobs at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. All 10 students completed advanced security training and three graduates — Jenna Reyes, April Mangelwol, and Robertine Maccius — also participated in the criminal justice program offered through [...]