Posts Tagged ‘Faces of Job Corps’

Orlando Kershaw’s career has taken him from Whitney M. Young Job Corps…to Whitney M. Young Job Corps. Kershaw graduated from the cement program in 2019. “I heard from a friend of mine. He went to a Job Corps over in Indiana,” he said. “For a while I wasn’t too sure. Eventually, I found my way [...]

TLJC student success

March 29th, 2022

Our students here at Talking Leaves Job Corps have been working really hard to achieve their goals. Student Taryn Cunningham says, “TLJC helps keep her aligned with her life goals by offering the classes she needs”. Taryn was able to stay on coarse through COVID and obtain her GED on January 10th, 2022. She plans [...]

When Welding Instructor Mark Sneed started at Whitney M. Young, he entered into a D-Grade program. The plaques on the wall in the welding classroom, which celebrate welding as one of the strongest trades on-center, indicate that’s no longer the case. Sneed has been at Whitney for almost 20 years now, and during that time, [...]

Talking Leaves Job Corps & CN Career Services Can/Coat Drive As the Holidays and colder weather approach, Talking Leaves Job Corps partnered with Cherokee Nation Career Services to sponsor a Can/Coat Drive for our local community. The cans were all donated to a the CARE Food Pantry and the  coats were donated to Help in [...]

Introducing our new CD

November 3rd, 2021

Carl Hilliard is a proven and experienced Center Director for over 20 years and has a total of 26 years of Job Corps experience. His excellent leadership as the Center Director of various Job Corps Centers for over 20 years, consistently placed the centers he managed as “Top Performing Centers” in America. Mr. Hilliard began [...]

Joshua Landfair, from Memphis, TN, enrolled at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps in August 2019. Since then, he has completed the Eminence High School Diploma program and will receive his high school diploma when he completes his Certified Nurse Assistant career technical training program. Landfair has completed all three sections of his Certified Nurse [...]

Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps is far more than a job training program for Brittany Lafever. It’s also a home. Lafever, from Louisville, KY, spend her childhood in foster care until she aged out of the program at 18. For the next two years, she was homeless. But her life started to improve dramatically [...]

William Lloyd, of Cleveland, OH, started at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps in January 2019. He obtained his high school diploma through the Penn Foster High School program and completed the Certified Nurse Assistant career technical training program. He currently is waiting to take his nurse assistant certification exam. He continues to prepare for [...]

Detereon Wray, from Memphis, TN, enrolled at Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps in May 2019. He came with his high school diploma and currently is finishing his Cement career technical training program through distance learning. While on center, Wray served in the Student Government Association as the event planner and vice president and completed [...]

Ms. Mintlow is a Office Administration instructor that doesn’t limit her care for students to the trade or her classroom. She cares enough to seek out donations of dresses for students that didn’t have the type of wardrobe they really desired to wear to the center’s Valentine’s Dance. Since the dance was presented as a [...]