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For the month of June, Blue Ridge Job Corps welcomed Smyth County Community Hospital’s (SSCH) Interim Chief Nursing Officer Trista Ruff as a virtual guest speaker. During this session she discussed a variety of employment opportunities available at SCCH and Francis Marion Manor, both located in Marion, VA, as well as the entire Ballad Health [...]

Graduate of the Quarter

June 9th, 2021

Graduate Name: Katterine Graduation Year: 2021 program year Trade(s): Certified Medical Assistant Certifications: Certified Nurse Assistant, CPR Phlebotomy, CMA, EKG, Med Tech, Numeric Filing Current City and State: Lynchburg, VA Before Job Corps, I was living with my mother and little brother. I came to Job Corps to better my life and learn a trade. [...]

Old Dominion Job Corps is experiencing GREAT things even during COVID. The female students had a Spa Day with the recreation staff, OD has a new Medical staff member, a super employee received “Employee of the Month” for June and a student who just received his High School Diploma is working as a supermodel.

In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is usually marked with parades and celebrations of Mexican culture, culminating with the consumption of lots of Mexican food. Old Dominion Job Corps students and staff also celebrated by wearing sombreros and with lots of Pinatas filled with candy.

Muhlenberg Job Corps Center has always maintained a close relationship with our local nursing homes as many of our students participate in Work Based Learning at those facilities. While COVID guidelines have remained in place and made it impossible for our health trade students to work at those facilities our health trade instructors became creative [...]

Leeyah Huggins Age: 26 Hometown: Roanoke, VA Region: Philadelphia Center: Blue Ridge Dates enrolled: 11/18/2014 – 3/26/2016 Training: Clinical Medical Assistant Leeyah Huggins described herself as a “soft spoken kid” growing up. Leeyah’s mother worked hard to provide for the family, so much of Leeyah’s childhood was spent with her grandmother, who she was very [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center is preparing for the next Community Relations Council Meeting to begin on Thursday May 27, 2021 at 11:30 AM. The anticipation is building up to engage in another community meeting. The meeting will give everyone in the community the opportunity to see and hear from community members, alumni/graduates, [...]

Guarantee for Success!

May 24th, 2021

As Rashaad Smith approached graduation from the St. Louis Job Corps Center in January of 2021, he was confident he would be successful but wasn’t sure what that success might look like. Then he was introduced to the Construction Career Development Initiative (CCDI), conceived and operated by Clayco, Inc. in both St. Louis and Chicago. [...]

Habitat Helpers

May 24th, 2021

On April 19, 2021 Trades Instructors from the St. Job Corps Center participated with Habitat for Humanity to lay the foundation for a new two-family flat in the Gate District in the central portion of St. Louis City. Otis Peebles – Bricklaying Instructor, Clyde Latham – Plastering Instructor, Roosevelt Robinson – HBI/BCT Instructor and George [...]

Goodwill and Good Books

May 24th, 2021

The St. Louis Job Corps Center Book Drive benefitted a second charitable organization in late April, 2021, when almost 1000 new and gently used books were delivered to the Watson Road Goodwill store in south St. Louis County. Our primary beneficiary of the book drive was Pathways to Progress, one of our many community partners. [...]