Posts Tagged ‘Job Corps’

There is nothing better than visualizing possibilities for one’s future.   This is especially true if you are about to launch into the professional career pool—like Alaska Job Corps students.  Over the last weeks, students have been fully participating in the annual February rite of the National Groundhog Job Shadow event.This is when all students [...]

Amazing Workforce Summit at Alaska Job Corps Center “How did you get so many employers to this function?” was the frequently asked question at the Alaska Job Corps Workforce Summit on November 17.  The full size basketball court was packed with CEO’s, managing business partners, major employers and human relations managers from around the state.  [...]

Winter darkness is pervasive in the higher latitudes and along with the darkness comes feelings of sadness and often depression.  Recognizing this fact is a part of ongoing counseling and concern at the Alaska Job Corps Center.  We know that employment training and academic success depend fully on students’ health and outlook. Here are a [...]

SGA in conjunction with the Community Living staff conducted a “How Are We Doing Survey” with the students today during both lunch periods in the cafeteria. This is a way to keep a pulse on the student culture. Students were asked 1) Do you feel comfortable talking to your RA in regard to your concerns? [...]

On November 8, 2016, Potomac Job Corps Center’s BCL and CSIO took a bus load of students to the polls. They were anxious to cast their votes in this years’ Presidential Election. Although, we encountered some opposition, including long lines and disgruntled voters, our students were determined to exercise their right to vote.

The BLM Alaska State Facilities/Property Manager says it best:  “Job Corps students strive to do the very best they can.” And Manager Alan Lorimer he should know because has been overseeing and encouraging  Job Corps students’ work at BLM work sites for a very long time. What has been the best aspect of the Job [...]

Alaska Job Corps Accounting Services students practice precision and responsibility in their book and trade training. But they also practiced these exact same skills in a Public Service event, in conjunction with the United Way of Mat Su. 1027 backpacks were filled with school supplies for needy school age children. Each backpack was identified with [...]

Twenty-two years ago Glenn Evans was a student at the Alaska Job Corps. This afternoon he was a mentor at the Alaska Job Corps for 75 students in the hard hat trades. Glenn is a successful business man, working for Columbia Hydronics Company. He started his career in the Facility Maintenance trade, studied Refrigeration in [...]

Alaska Job Corps students have many waterside opportunities in their off-time, after training hours. A full fleet of canoes, nicely berthed in a “canoe dorm”, stand ready for the evening lake paddle. Swimming in lakes is common and fishing too is an abundant activity in the long summer hours. Water Safety is therefore high priority [...]

All the mayors were there, along with the Governor and the First Lady.  It was the great Bridge Builders kick-off event in the Matanuska-Susitna Valley in Alaska and Job Corps students were there, performing and sharing food with all the community.  “World Flavors” was the title and Native Alaskans, Native Americans, Spanish, Filipino, Polynesian, Persian [...]