Charleston Job Corps Center

Charleston Job Corp Center welcomes WV State Troopers to Monday Morning Meeting

December 26th, 2018

December is National Drunk and Drugged Driving Prevention Month.

WV State Troopers present to staff and students at Charleston Job Corps

Because the holiday season is the time of the year when drunk, drugged and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent and students are returning home, Ms. Shepherd, BCL for Charleston felt this is a great time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.

WV State Troopers Officers  Mano Lakos and Richardson gave a presentation to staff and students during the Monday Morning Meeting.  The officers provided solid advice, regarding the effects of drunk and drugged driving as well as advised how drug and alcohol use impair judgment and delay reaction times, which can result in deadly consequences.
Many options were provided such as; designating a driver, having someone available in the event that you should need a ride just to name a few.  Scenarios of bad choices and the consequences were also given.  Most people would never imagine that their holiday celebration could result in the loss on one’s license, imprisonment or worse – fatalities, but the risks associated with driving while impaired are very real and can result in tragic consequences for everyone involved.
Here are a few simple tips for celebrating and driving safely this holiday season.
• Designate a non-drinking driver ahead of time.
• If drinking alcohol at a party or other celebration, allow a least one hour between drinks.  It takes one hour to get rid of one drink from your body (1 drink is equal to 12-oz beer, 5-oz glass of wine or 1 1/2- oz shot of liquor).
• Set limits beforehand of the number of drinks to have and stick with it.
• Alternate drinking alcohol beverages with soda, juice or water and eat food.
• Don’t mix alcohol with other drugs, including over-the counter and prescription medications.
Don’t ride with someone who is impaired. Use other means of transportation such as a taxi, public transportation or driver who is sober.
Thank you Officer Mano Lakos and Officer Richardson for sharing your message with us.
Pictured L – R West Virginia State Troopers : Office Richardson and Officer Lakos
Employee of the Month for Charleston Job Corps Center
Virgil Mathews wraps up the year for Employee of the Month of December.  Virgil joined the staff of Charleston Job Corps Center on April 4, 2014 as a Cook Helper for the Cafeteria. He later transitioned to the Maintenance Department as a Maintenance Worker and was promoted to a Maintenance Tech earlier this year.
Pictured L-R Human Resources Specialist Yolanda Toombs and Virgil Mathews, Maintenance Technician

Because the holiday season is the time of the year when drunk, drugged and impaired driving accidents are most prevalent and students are returning home, Ms. Shepherd, BCL for Charleston felt this is a great time to raise awareness about the consequences of driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs. WV State Troopers Officers  Mano Lakos and Richardson gave a presentation to staff and students during the Monday Morning Meeting.  The officers provided solid advice, regarding the effects of drunk and drugged driving as well as advised how drug and alcohol use impair judgment and delay reaction times, which can result in deadly consequences.
Many options were provided such as; designating a driver, having someone available in the event that you should need a ride just to name a few.  Scenarios of bad choices and the consequences were also given.  Most people would never imagine that their holiday celebration could result in the loss on one’s license, imprisonment or worse – fatalities, but the risks associated with driving while impaired are very real and can result in tragic consequences for everyone involved.
Here are a few simple tips for celebrating and driving safely this holiday season. • Designate a non-drinking driver ahead of time. • If drinking alcohol at a party or other celebration, allow a least one hour between drinks.  It takes one hour to get rid of one drink from your body (1 drink is equal to 12-oz beer, 5-oz glass of wine or 1 1/2- oz shot of liquor).• Set limits beforehand of the number of drinks to have and stick with it.• Alternate drinking alcohol beverages with soda, juice or water and eat food.• Don’t mix alcohol with other drugs, including over-the counter and prescription medications. Don’t ride with someone who is impaired. Use other means of transportation such as a taxi, public transportation or driver who is sober.
Thank you Officer Mano Lakos and Officer Richardson for sharing your message with us.Pictured L – R West Virginia State Troopers : Office Richardson and Officer Lakos.