Posts Tagged ‘alaska job corps’

Last week, the Youth 2 Youth Partners 4 Peace student organization led the way as Alaska Job Corps’ entire student body partnered with local organizations to advocate for and learn about the importance of healthy relationships. The activities coordinated by the Y2Y group highlighted the prevention of violence and unhealthy relationships as part of National [...]

It was a long, rewarding weekend for several Alaska Job Corps Center Security and Protective Services students who dedicated their time and effort to helping Iditarod mushers, participants, supporters and spectators at last weekend’s ceremonial start in Anchorage, as well as the official restart of the famous dog-mushing race in Willow. The student volunteers provided [...]

On Friday, March 3, schools all over the country celebrated Dr. Seuss’s birthday with Read Across America Day. Alaska Job Corps students also commemorated the day, and the importance of literacy, by reading to elementary-aged school children at three area schools. Seven students from Alaska Job Corps went to Swanson Elementary, Academy Charter School and [...]

When Peng Sue Chang, the graduating class speaker and an Alaska Job Corps Center Security and Protective Services graduate, spoke about how he overcame the challenges he faced during his journey to—and through—Job Corps, the audience erupted into cheers. While he gave his speech, the students, staff and graduates of Alaska Job Corps were emotionally [...]

The Alaska Job Corps Center held a Safety Fair on Friday, Feb. 16, to showcase the Center’s dedication to safety. All nine trades—Accounting Services, Building Construction Technology, Carpentry, Culinary Arts, Electrical, Nurse Assistant, Office Administration, Security and Protective Services and Water/Wastewater Treatment—participated in the Safety Fair by sharing the tools, equipment and procedures that keep [...]

Youth 2 Youth Partners 4 Peace students jump into icy waters at the Mat-Su Plunge On Saturday, Feb. 17, students from the Alaska Job Corps Youth 2 Youth Partners 4 Peace (Y2Y) group made quite a splash when they braved frigid temperatures to jump into Wasilla Lake for the annual Mat-Su Plunge. Although students woke [...]

They conducted laboratory work in a water treatment plant. They learned about the special emergency equipment used by paramedics and firefighters. They toured a truss construction plant and learned what it takes to become quality employees. They gathered information on how electricity-producing generators worked. They sat in on an accounting class held at the local [...]

The audience listened with rapt attention as Bill Pagaran, inspirational speaker and president of the non-profit organization, Carry the Cure, spoke to an assembly of Alaska Job Corps Center students on Friday, Feb. 9. The dynamic speaker walked back and forth in front of the students as he emphasized the individual worth and value of [...]

During the last two weeks, Alaska Job Corps Center students have worked hard to serve their communities by donating their time and diligent efforts by helping homeless and impoverished people in both the Mat-Su Valley and Anchorage. While engaged in these community service activities, student volunteers were focused on the task at hand as they [...]

Lucky Keodoungdy, a recent graduate of the Alaska Job Corps Center’s Culinary Arts program, always has something positive to say to those around him. He not only inspires with his words, but he encourages others by modeling the attitude, work ethic and motivation needed to succeed in life. He recently proved that ability to succeed [...]