Ten recent graduates of the Advanced Security Training Program at the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center have started new jobs at the Luther Luckett Correctional Complex. All 10 students completed advanced security training and three graduates — Jenna Reyes, April Mangelwol, and Robertine Maccius — also participated in the criminal justice program offered through [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center highlights another exceptional alumni by the name of Devonte Carter graduate of the 2019 class. He was already prepared to learn and become a leader at Potomac. Former graduate Devonte Carter from the class of 2019 shared a few moments with the BCL to talk about his experience [...]

On December 29th student Kayla Payne and boyfriend Devonte Brown felt the need to help those who may be in need of food in her area. Things have not always been easy for them but when talking with Kayla about their mission she provided the following quote….”We are really not at the best place in [...]

Charleston Job Corps’ Carpentry Instructor, Tommy Fitzwater, along with fellow brothers of the United Brotherhood of Carpentry, partner with the Make A Wish Foundation to install a bathtub lift chair for a paralyzed individual. Brother Paul Lampkin, Lead Instructor at Flatwoods JCC, and Brother Luke Begovich, Charleston Business Representative were a major part of making [...]

By: Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center participated in a region(2) competition to build a gingerbread house with the assistance of students and staff. Congratulations’ to Pittsburgh JCC 1st place, Phoenix JCC 2nd place, and Pinellas JCC 3rd place finish. Students encouraged staff members to tap into their creativeness and ability to be optimistic. In [...]

The weather is getting colder but Shutaun Williams’ career is heating up as an employee of Concrete Strategies, a subsidiary of Clayco, Incorporated, one of the top construction engineering firms in the United States; currently he is working full-time on a project in Columbia, Missouri. Shutaun, a recent graduate of St. Louis Job Corps’ HBI/Building [...]

Angelica Lopez was a guest speaker in my class on December 15th. Angelica came to TCU from the HBI trade at New Haven Job Corps in 2018. Angelica completed internships with Keolis during her time in TCU and was hired by them in the Spring of 2019 as a Passenger Assistant. Angelica tested and interviewed for Assistant Conductor in the Spring of 2020 and began working as an Assistant Conductor in Fall 2020.

As the majority of Job Corps Center’s nationwide remain closed with the ongoing COVID pandemic, increased guidelines left some students at Muhlenberg Job Corps Center over the Christmas holiday. In an effort to keep both students and staff safe by limiting exposure it was mandated there would be no off center travel for the few [...]

Congratulations to Carl D. Perkins Job Corps Center (CDPJCC) Alumni, Robert “Alec” Lopez, and CDPJCC Property Supervisor, Mrs. Melissa Murphy! The duo, comprised of 1 staff member and 1 student, attained their bachelor’s degree’s from Eastern Kentucky University (EKU) during their virtual commencement ceremonies held on Friday, December 4, 2020. Alumni, Robert Lopez originally from [...]

By: Barrington Tolliver The holiday is hear and Christmas is near. Potomac Job corps Center would like to highlight another graduate. Jimmy Webb expressed his thankfulness of the PJCC family that supported him during training. He’s working with the Sparks Group in Washington, DC. His former Business Construction Technology (BCT) instructor, Mr. Brauns helped him [...]