Posts Tagged ‘Job Corps’

On Friday July 30, 2021 Whitney M. Young Jr. Job Corps Center held a Field Day event for students and staff. Activities for the day were planned and coordinated by Student Government Association (SGA) members. Activities included cornhole, tie dye, bicycling, Career Standards People Search, a cookout , and kickball.  Music was provided by Mr. [...]

OJCA Success Stories

August 19th, 2020

Job Corps is a voluntary program administered by the United States Department of Labor that offers free-of-charge vocational training to young men and women ages 16 to 24. In addition, it provides academic instruction and supportive services, through the 131 residential centers operated nationwide. The program’s ultimate objective is to help disconnected youth become more [...]

RIVERTON, WYOMING – Local commercial truck driving instructors, students and employers were introduced to virtual reality this past week (Jan 27) at Wind River Job Corps. According to training software designer Talon Innovative Solutions of Lander, WY, about 60% of commercial drivers will not pass the pre-drive evaluation when testing for their license. That has [...]

You know how important it is to make a good first impression, especially when looking for a job. Yet in our ever-more casual culture, many job seekers struggle to project the kind of professional image you would expect in a new employee. At Wind River Job Corps in Riverton, Wyoming, a lot of effort is [...]

Cassidy Suedekum, recent Wind River Job Corps graduate, has a favorite quote from A. A. Milne, “You’re braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.” This is a very appropriate quote for the young woman from Firestone, Colorado, who left behind a difficult relationship and life situation by coming up [...]

Some lives head down a hard road. A young woman without a job, in an abusive relationship and exposed to drugs doesn’t have a lot to look forward to. Luckily for Keana Silletto, she was thrown a lifeline by her best friend who had already been attending Job Corps. On her advice, Keana enrolled at [...]

Michaelia Moses didn’t come to Wind River Jobs Corps because she wanted to break barriers. Even so, that’s what she’ll be doing when she takes her first job in the petroleum industry, where only 15% of the highly skilled employees are women. Michaelia came to WRJC and Riverton, Wyoming after being a shift manager at [...]

Wyoming’s WIND RIVER JOB CORPS, in Riverton celebrated the graduation of 54 students with 25 in attendance, in a ceremony on campus Friday, December 13. Students successfully completed various programs including Building Construction Technologies and Carpentry, Welding, Truck Driving and Heavy Equipment Operation, Petroleum Technology, Business Administration and Health Care. Through these program student received [...]

The Whitney Young Job Corps culinary students volunteered Monday, February 5th, at the Shelbyville Kiwanis Annual Chili Supper! Three culinary arts trade students, Scott Allen, Brandon Brownlee and Richard Eason volunteered by serving chili and soups at the Stratton Community Center, proceeds from the event will benefit the local Shelby County community. The event was [...]

John Gaddis, regional coordinator for the Home Builders Institute (HBI), and Marty Doughty, apprenticeship director with Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC), recently visited the Carpentry and Building Construction Technology (BCT) career technical training program at the Whitney M. Young Job Corps Center. They are seeking talented and qualified students interested in apprenticeship programs for Electrical, [...]