Posts Tagged ‘Little Rock Job Corps’

WBL Advisor John Bednara and Office Administration Instructor Kelly Westmoreland obtained a new WBL partnership with Goddess Products Inc. on March 11. Goddess Products is a certified minority and woman-owned business located in North Little Rock, AR. They specialize in office and business solution products. They conduct business throughout the United States, as well as [...]

Grad-90 students attended a couple of job fairs on March 10. The job fairs were held at the ITT Technical Institute in Little Rock and at the First Baptist Church in North Little Rock. Dozens of employers participated in the events to hand out job applications and informational brochures about their companies and positions that [...]

Work-Based Learning (WBL) Advisor John Bednara, teamed up with Culinary Instructor Chef Dawan Heard to successfully obtain a new WBL partnership with Fresh Ideas on March 8th.  Fresh Ideas is a franchise company located on the campus of Philander Smith College. Their mission is to provide excellent food service management through commitment, confidence and professionalism. The [...]

The Security & Safety Officer Students and Instructor, Thelma Dixon, participated in a walk for Veterans Service Members on March 9th. The event was hosted by the American Legion and featured such guests as Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson, Lieutenant Governor Tim Griffin, the state auditor, state treasurer, and several state representatives. The Walk for Veterans [...]

HBI Plumbing Instructor, Jim Cook, led a class on fall protection. The class was held on March 8th and students from all of the hard trades vocations had the opportunity to attend. Students learned the proper way to protect themselves from falls when working from heights. They learned the correct way to wear a harness [...]

Career Preparation Pre-90 students enjoyed a day at Pinnacle Mountain State Park for a Team Building Hiking activity on March 4th. The 23 students hiked the Rocky Valley Trail for 2.5 miles, where they ended at a spot called the “Scenic Overlook” of the Arkansas River. The students were excited to reach the top and [...]

Mark Bennett left for Excelsior Springs, Missouri for Advanced Training on March 8.  He began the Advanced Transportation program through TCU/IAM. Mark has been waiting for his transfer date for quite some time, and he is definitely ready to begin the next chapter in his life. Anyone who has truly interacted with Mark on a one-on-one level, [...]

Originally from Cotton Plant, AR, Rachel Green came to Little Rock Job Corps Center and chose to complete the Security Trade, where she earned her Certified Protection Officer certification. Rachel got her high school diploma from Augusta High School in Augusta, AR before arriving at Job Corps. Rachel quickly found her place on center, serving [...]

This month’s awards assembly held on Mar. 2 celebrated Women’s History, which is recognized during the month of March. Fifteen staff showcased influential women in American History. Staff from each department depicted the characteristics and personality of cultural icons in the areas of music, politics, acting, sports, and humanitarianism. The ceremony included excerpts from poets [...]

During Black History Month, the staff mentors collaborated with their student mentees to learn and share information about different important African American people in history and their contributions. The mentor/mentee groups got very engaged in this project. They showcased their learning in several different ways on Feb. 29. Seventeen groups engaged in songs, skits, reading, [...]