Meet… BreAnna Higgins Age: 22 Hometown: Walkerton, VA Center: Blue Ridge Enrollment Dates: 07/29/16 – 01/18/19 Career Area: Nurse Aide “I left Job Corps more prepared than I ever imagined,” stated BreAnna Higgins. The recent Blue Ridge Job Corps Nurse Aide graduate is working as a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) at Hanover Health and Rehabilitation [...]

Female student leaders from the Carl D. Perkins Job Corps examined the topic of empowering women as leaders during the 20th Annual Big Sandy Women’s Business Symposium . This year’s theme was “She Leads.” The students attended numerous breakout workshops during the symposium that focused on economic development, entrepreneurship, speaking with a purpose and reconnecting [...]

Jonathan Greene, 23, from Flat Gap, KY, now earns a livable wage, thanks to Carl D. Perkins Job Corps and Big Sandy Community & Technical College. Greene enrolled in the Other Training Program offered at Perkins through a partnership with BSC&TC. He completed classes in transportation and materials moving at Big Sandy Community & Technical [...]

Pete LaFleur, Muhlenberg Job Corps’ Center Director, and Brian Hancock, Muhlenberg Job Corps’ Business Community Liaison, attended the first “KY Works Collaborative” meeting in Frankfurt on February 28. The meeting was led by Governor Matt Bevin and Melissa Aguilar, KY Workforce Investment Board Executive Director. Numerous cabinet members attended, such as: state labor, education, human [...]

On February 21, Muhlenberg Job Corps hosted its annual Community Relations Council meeting. Brian Hancock, MJCC’s new BCL, worked hard to gather some of the great community influences. Heather Melton, MJCC’s Food Service Manager, helped her staff prepare a top notch meal. Heather thought country fried steak, mashed potatoes & gravy, salad and desert would [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center dynamic student Dante Moore featured in the photo above returned from Las Vegas, Nevada ready and prepared to take on the world. Representing Washington DC, Maryland, Virginia, West Virginia, Delaware, and Kentucky all a part of region #2. His preparation before entering the International Home Builders Show was smooth. Dante managed [...]

Pictured signing the agreement are Center Director Paula Davis and Floyd County School Superintendent Danny Adkins. Standing, left to right, are Leslie Derossett Fannin, FCS guidance counselor; Dr. Chandra Varia, FCS board member; and Angela Duncan, FCS human resource director. Carl D. Perkins Job Corps is proud to partner with the Floyd County School System [...]

Viola Wood, a Nutrition Education Program Assistant for Muhlenberg County Cooperative Extension office spent some time in February educating a few of the Muhlenberg Job Corps students. The program Viola presented was Kentucky Nutrition Education Program’s Healthy Choices for Everybody, through the University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service. The program teaches clients to achieve and [...]

Carl D. Perkins Job Corps security graduate Rayshad Thompson continues to succeed in his career in law enforcement, six years after graduating from the Perkins center. Thompson currently works as a correctional officer for Miami Dade Corrections and Rehabilitation in Miami, FL, one of the largest correctional systems in the United States. Miami Dade Corrections [...]

Charleston Job Corps Center’s “Modern Men” group have been long standing supporters of the Herbert C. Henderson’s Office of Minority Affairs.  The Modern Men are pictured during the Black History Month Lecture Series of which they volunteered.  This was a two weekend request for these men to help with manning the admissions tables, serving and [...]