Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh’

By Daniel Grubbs (former PJCC student) When I got into to job corps it was different for me. I came in at age 25. I saw job corps as an opportunity to go to college and find out what my true strengths were. My first semester at CCAC north was awesome. My counselor was helpful. [...]

Name:  Thomas O. Age:  19 Hometown:  born in Santa Clara, Cuba; was living in Cambridge Spring near Erie, PA when he heard about the Pittsburgh Job Corps Education:  dropped out of 11th. Grade;  completed his GED at Job Corps Center:  Pittsburgh Job Corps Center Thomas is very gifted in math and was taking level 3 [...]

Name:  Magann G Age:  22 Hometown:  Richmond, VA Education:  completed high school in Richmond, VA and entered into the off center training program (college program).   College concentration:  Graphic design with a 3.2 GPA and  will complete the Associates Degree in December 2012. Center:  Pittsburgh Job Corps Center Working in a paid internship at Allegheny campus [...]

Here are success stories from seven completers at the Pittsburgh Job Corps Center: Kuljit K. completed the off center training program in Phlebotomy and was accepted into the college nursing program at the Community College of Allegheny County. London W. completed her C.N.A.  and found full time employment at Skyvue Manorcare. Brett C.  completed the [...]

Pittsburgh Grad at Work

January 9th, 2012

Fernando Q. is a graduate from the OCT program(off center training program at the community college). While here, he was studying Criminal Justice. Now Fernando is working at Gateway Rehab in Braddock where he works in corrections as a Staff Monitor for Inmate Security. Next month, he will be there one year and receiving a [...]

Talika J. completed the NAHHA (Nursing Assistant/Home Health Aide)  program May 2011. She then went on to pass her state certification test to become a C.N.A. within the next 30 days. She returned to Maryland after her separation and showed her commitment to using her skills by job searching both in Maryland and the Pittsburgh [...]

I felt this success story was appropriate because it demonstrates the need to remain in contact with your CTS Career Advisor.  Student Benyamin J. is a Facilities Maintenance completer that lost contact with me and would not respond to my calls nor mail.  One day out of the blue Benyamin contacted me stating that he [...]

Drew Singer’s article “Solutions for ‘disconnected youth’” (Nov. 13) reported that  agencies say that older teens with no jobs or studies are headed to poverty.  Although it is clear that the mayor is encouraging mentoring as a means to solve the problem, mentoring in combination with training at the Job Corps can turn those teens [...]

The online article is titled “Pittsburgh Job Corps Offers ‘Career Training That Works”.  It tells how young adults without a high school diploma or job skills can find self-sufficiency in today’s scarce job market without spending large amounts of limited time and limited finances on training, by attending Job Corps.  Nancy Hart, a reporter for Urban [...]

Beads and ribbons and wire make beautiful bracelets, especially when they signify the Colors of Hope for cancer.  Students on the advisory board of the Women’s Program at the Pittsburgh Job Corps spent several nights making bracelets and talking about cancer victims and survivors.  They offered the bracelets  to students and staff for a $2 [...]