In July 2021 the Secretary of Labor, Marty Walsh visited the St. Louis Job Corps Center to tour and speak with students and staff about his thoughts on the importance of this DOL entity and how a reduction in the nation’s labor force creates even more opportunity for participants. Mr. Walsh spent the majority of [...]

Job Corps and Missouri Women in Trades (MoWIT) recently joined forces as two MoWIT board members joined the St. Louis Job Corps Center Workforce Council: Rochelle Bell, Owner of RMB Mechanical and Cindy Frank, 41 year Journeyman Carpenter, GF and Superintendent. MoWIT works diligently to advocate for non-traditional persons to enter the trades and then [...]

Floorlayer Crew

September 7th, 2021

The Administration Building on the St. Louis Job Corps Center has new flooring and baseboards throughout most of the complex thanks to Mr. Bill Blassingame’s and Mr. Brian Gray’s Carpentry students: Xzaviar Snipes, Caleb Johnson, Joseph Mosley, Richard Lawrence and Darion Carter. The students and instructors completed the work over several days this summer and [...]

At the end of August 2021 a familiar face took over as the Center Director at St. Louis Job Corps. Ms. Cashanna Armstrong will now lead staff, faculty and students as we continue to navigate through COVID restrictions, complete campus renovations and get students back to training. During her four plus years at the St. [...]

Kinloch Clean-up

September 7th, 2021

On Saturday, August 28, 2021 two of our St. Louis Job Corps Center instructors participated in the “Project Kinloch Volunteer Clean-up.” Mr. Roosevelt Robinson, HBI, and Mr. Otis Peebles, Bricklaying, stepped up and joined our partners with the Construction Career Development Initiative (CCDI) to work with other community members to make improvements to one of [...]

New Wave Network, a Charleston Job Corps student enterprise, has taken on the task of enhancing the internet services now available in the dorms by installing hardwire Cat6e cabling that complements the fiber optic cabling already installed throughout the center.  In all technological settings, complaints deserve to be addressed. The “by any means necessary” approach [...]

Old Dominion Job Corps The employee of the Month is Kimberly Rose. One of the Finance Department staff moved to a new department, Kim stepped up to the plate processing work from that position. She also worked in our vacant position. She did this while working limited overtime hours. Once we hired our replacement, Kim [...]

On Wednesday, August 25, Nancy Shepherd, BCL for Charleston Job Corps, presented to Workforce WV about the benefits of the Job Corps Program. Shepherd emphasized the various advantages of Job Corps to the staff of Workforce WV during her presentation. She also spoke of the importance of educating our youth. “We are all in this [...]

Graduate of the Painting Trade, Johnny M., began new job at Nile Construction beginning at $24.00 an hour for Commercial Painting.   His work ethics were so outstanding he has been offered overtime in Industrial Painting during the weekends!   Great job Johnny  – we are proud of you!

Lilly Herring

August 25th, 2021

After Graduating from the Jackson Public School System, Lillian L. Herring decided not to attend college, but to attend the Finch-Henry Job Corps Center. Her goal was to become a nurse. She entered the program on March 18, 2008. While enrolled at Finch-Henry, Lillian became the president of our Student Government Association as well as [...]