Nathan Johnson, who graduated from Muhlenberg Job Corps in September 2017, completing the Heavy Equipment Operations training program, returned to campus to talk with students about life after Job Corps. Johnson now works as a heavy equipment operator for Mago Construction Company, LLC, out of Bardstown, KY. Johnson told students that the rules in place [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center worked together with the 7th District Metropolitan Police Department on Friday October 25, 2019 to prepare a Haunted House for the Washington DC., Ward 8 residents. The photos above both Police Officers and Potomac Job Corps students working together to paint and build a haunted house for at least [...]

The Charleston Job Corps Center recognized Domestic Violence Awareness Month with a guest speaker on Oct. 10 during the Monday business meeting. Students and staff heard from Kenyatta Grant, community organizing coordinator with the West Virginia Coalition Against Domestic Violence, who stressed that “domestic violence can happen to anyone. It does not discriminate based on [...]

By: Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center welcomed Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton to the student leadership meeting. The meeting began at 6:15PM in the Recreation Center Media Room. Norton engaged students, staff, and participants in a conversation on recent congressional actions, including the historic momentum for her D.C, statehood bill that was developed in the [...]

A recent Security graduate from Carl D. Perkins Job Corps obtained employment as a Sheriff’s Deputy for the Marlboro County Sheriff’s Office in Bennettsville, South Carolina. Garrett Williams, dropped out of high school at the age of 18 to work construction with his brother and help support his family. He worked in the construction field [...]

In honor of September being National Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, eight members of Muhlenberg Job Corps’ Student Government Association and Youth2Youth organization participated in the Pennyroyal Center’s Let’s Talk Walk on Sept. 21. The students, Damion Douglas, Michelle Swift, Destiny Boyd, Marquez Simmons, Erica Lopez, Joshua Lee, Armand Planter and Xavier Thompson, were accompanied by [...]

Akira Carpenter Age: 23 Hometown: Hampton, VA Region: Philadelphia Center: Blue Ridge Dates enrolled: 9/24/2013-1/31/15 Training: CNA, Home Health Aide, Medication Aide, Electronic Health Records Before arriving at Blue Ridge Job Corps, Akira Carpenter moved around a lot with her older brother. She says that she had way too much time on her hands, and [...]

Student Joseph Smith, new voter pride! L-r: David Evans, educational director, Collin County NAACP; Laura Bruton, business community liaison and member of Chi Zeta Omega/Connection and June Jenkins, president, Collin County NAACP and member of Delta Sigma Theta. 45 students and staff at North Texas Job Corps registered to vote on September 24th, National Voter Registration [...]

By Barrington Tolliver Potomac Job Corps Center has a strong focus on academics and workforce. The students in the picture are studying their reading/language book outside in the beautiful weather. Each student took their place on the beautiful Potomac Job Corps Center landscape to calmly study in order to become

Charleston’s  BCL, Nancy Shepherd, presented to parents and students during an evening training session at Lincoln County High School on October 1, 2019. Charleston Job Corps  partnered with the Workforce Investment Board of Region 2,  in an endeavor to enlighten current students of opportunities to further their education upon graduation.  Students where also introduced to [...]