Cleveland Job Corps Center

Cleveland Job Corps New Work-Based Learning Partnerships

October 9th, 2017

Cleveland Job Corps Center is proud to announce their new Work-Based Learning partnerships with the following companies:

Eliza Bryant Village was born out of the compassionate commitment of Eliza Simmons Bryant, the daughter of a freed slave, for the care of the elderly African-American community and is the oldest continually operating African-American nursing care facility in the United States. Retrieved from:

Eliza Bryant Village provides skilled care to aging adults and is comprised of a nursing facility, independent senior housing, rehabilitation center, and a comprehensive adult day program.

Cleveland Job Corps Center Health Cluster Manager, Kylene Jennings established the new partnership after learning of the facilities need for skilled student interns from Eliza Bryant Village Manager of Philanthropy and Volunteers, Chantel Davis. Cleveland Job Corps students will be planning, coordinating, and implementing therapeutic activities daily to meet the resident’s needs.

The facility also has two open positions that they are looking to fill with Cleveland Job Corps students. “I am very excited about the partnership of having our students volunteer and help form relationships with the residents at Eliza Bryant Village,” stated Kylene.

Big Heart Home Health Care LLC is a home health care agency that services aging adults with personal care, homemaking, private duty nursing and adult day care. Big Heart Home Health Care is dedicated to helping clients live independent lifestyles in the comfort and safety of their own homes by carefully assessing and fully understanding their needs.

Kylene invited Tamika Shelburn, CEO/Owner of Big Hearts Home Health Care, to the Center to speak with students about employment possibilities. Tamika was so impressed with what she observed that she signed an agreement that day and was ready to hire students for employment. She was also interested in having MOS students come and help with office work.

HCR ManorCare provides individualized post-hospital skilled nursing care, daily living, and personal care in a homelike environment that includes nursing home care assisted living and independent living.

Human Resource Manager, Cara Keter was so impressed with recent Cleveland Job Corps STNA graduate, Alana Ross that she decided to partner with the Center to allow more students the opportunity to work at the agency.

Work-Based Learning opportunities afford students the chance to use the skills they acquire in the classroom for real world “on the job” training situations outside of school, while gaining valuable experience. It helps students transition from classroom instruction to workplace application within their perspective fields. “Each new partnership gives our students an opportunity to improve their employability skills and gain employment,” expressed Kylene.