By: Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center celebrated a center wide Spirit Week to promote healthy center morale and engagement. Students and staff were a part of the following activities during the week; Board Game Day, Dodge Ball, Movie Night, Creative Writing, and Men Club Panel Discussion. The week was filled with activities to enhance [...]

In an effort to clean up our parks and recreation lakeshore, Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Security students have been providing community service this week of March 9-13 at Jenny Wiley State Resort Park. Every year through a collaborative partnership between Jenny Wiley State Resort Park, The US Army Corps of Engineers and Friends of [...]

On March 10, 2020, Blue Ridge Job Corps hosted a center tour for a group of seniors from high schools in Smyth County. Guidance counselors from Chilhowie, Northwood, and Marion Senior High Schools brought students from each of their respective schools, who had shown an interest in the Job Corps program. Business & Community Liaison [...]

As a donor to Wind River Job Corps Jackets for Jobs business attire drive, Senator Enzi’s representative Jennifer Fernadez dropped by the center today. The Senator donated a jacket as well as a full suit. Tucked in the inside pocket of each is a personal letter from the Senator.   The letter states” The toughest thing [...]

The count is up to 16 stories recognizing Women in History, along with another 16 stories about the Women of WRJob Corps (see previous posts since March 3 for full story and portfolio of stories). Besides getting substantial play in the media, these stories have been presented on posters and displayed throughout the campus. While [...]

Blue Ridge Job Corps students, staff, and supporters joined together for their Winter Graduation ceremony on February 28, 2020, when they congratulated 10 Job Corps students who showed Job Corps Works! by completing the program, bringing the total number of program completers to 59 students over the past year. Recent Job Corps graduates employed in [...]

Four top student leaders at North Texas Job Corps were special guests at the Collin County NAACP Branch Annual Freedom Fund Scholarship Luncheon held  Feb. 8th at the Embassy Suites in Frisco, TX.  Attending the luncheon were Dejiah Reed, President of the Student Government Association Outreach Committee; Denise Cole, SGA vice president; Mariah Washington, SGA [...]

In honor of African American Heritage month, Training Manager Theodore Dues welcomed the Charleston, WV, Chapter of the Buffalo Soldiers Motorcycle Club to Charleston Job Corps Feb. 25th. The Buffalo Soldiers shared a video presentation about the history of the Buffalo soldiers with staff and students at Charleston Job Corps Center followed by a short question and answer session. The [...]

Carl D. Perkins students began classes to become welders through a partnership between Big Sandy Community and Technical College and the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center. In mid February 2020, 7 Carl D. Perkins students began their journey in the arc cutter certificate program led by Instructor Scott Linkus at Big Sandy Community and [...]

In an emergency car crash scenario, initial key players are police officers and first responders, including firefighters and paramedics. These individuals have just minutes to respond when someone’s life hangs in the balance. But key responders following those crucial initial moments also play important roles in clearing the roadways and making them safe for motorists [...]