Charleston Job Corps Center

Insights Outreach and Admissions hosts’ Block Party style Career Fair

September 30th, 2019

Insights Outreach and Admission in collaboration with Charleston Job Corps Center held a block party/career fair on the west side of Charleston on September 20.  The block party included food, drinks, games, music provided by Say Uncle Entertainment, and vendors.  Area vendor on-site to name a few were:  Human Resource Development Foundation (HRDF), WV Troopers Association, Charleston Police Department, WV Sherriff Department and the  United States Army.
The purpose of the event was to bring Job Corps awareness to the City of Charleston.  Ebony Kelso, the OA/CTS Lead, orchestrated the event with hopes of bringing Job Corps to the community.  The reason for the block party style event was to reach students in   their neighborhood.  One of the barriers we face with recruiting is our location.  There is no public transportation, which enables many area students to visit the campus.   Kelso said, “Bringing the information to the community will enable us to reach potential students who otherwise may not have a means of transportation.