Posts Tagged ‘Potomac Job Corps Center’

On Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 12 Hotel & Lodging and 8 Culinary Arts Students, along with their instructors, catered the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division’s Annual Recognition Breakfast. Buffet tables were set up on both sides of the auditorium, which enable the 130 guests to easily maneuver through the serving lines. Each [...]

On Monday, January 9, 2017, the BCL attended the 1st Joyful Food Market Partnership Council Meeting conducted by Martha’s Table. The purpose of the meeting was to engage the Ward 7 & 8 communities in their Healthy Eating Initiatives. Potomac has established a great partnership that has led to possible employment. Martha’s Table has requested [...]

Student Ever Lendos has been hired at Amtrak as an Assistant Conductor. His trainee pay is $15.75 per hour which began on January 9, 2017.  After he completes his training, his salary will increase to at least $20.00 per hour. Within 1 year his salary can escalate to six figures. Way to go Ever!

On Monday, January 2, 2017, the BCL attended the Swearing-In Ceremony for the newly elected Council of the District of Columbia. The ceremony was held at the Washington Convention Center. Remarks were given by Mayor Muriel Bowser, Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes-Norton and  Karl Racine, Attorney General of the District of Columbia and several other city officials. Several [...]

The Potomac Job Corps Center operating under the Exceed Corporation and Horizons Youth Services, held its annual staff Christmas Luncheon on Wednesday, December 21, 2016 in the cafeteria. The planning committee was comprised of staff from various departments that came together to make this a memorable event. After the hustle and bustle of getting our students off [...]

Statistics show that the stress of the holiday season experienced by our youth, can be overwhelming. Even though some of our young people were unable to be home during this time, it was the goal of the center that they not feel alone or forgotten, but to feel special. Special thanks to the dedicated staff [...]

Potomac Job Corps Center assisted our community partners, Commander Jonathan Schaffler, U.S. Coast Guard and Trayon White, the newly elected Councilman for Ward 8 with toy distribution. On Tuesday, December 20, 2016, parents and children lined up to receive toys, books, and games. The event was held at the Bald Eagle Recreation Center located near the Center. Excitement was [...]

On Thursday, December 8, 2016, Ty Best, CEO S.T.E.E.F., Inc. conducted a workshop for Y2Y Students entitled, “Know Your Rights: How to Effectively Manage Encounters with Law Enforcement”. This informative workshop focused on the do’s and don’ts when detained by an officer. The new marijuana laws in D.C. were also discussed. In addition, Mr. Best gave [...]

On Monday, December 12, 2016, Lenita Jacobs-Simmons, National Director of Job Corps visited the Potomac Center. Ms. Jacobs-Simmons selected Potomac as the host site to film an overview of her new, “Student-Centered Design Innovations Initiative”, scheduled to be introduced to the Job Corps community in the near future. Upon arrival, Ms. Jacobs-Simmons was greeted by [...]

On Friday, December 2, 2016 Eric Roy, Phd., CEO of Hydroviv Water Filtration Company visited the Plumbing Trade. Having met Mr. Roy at the Convention Center during the DC ECON Development Showcase, and giving him an overview of the job corps program, he desired to share an employment opportunity with our students. As Mr. Roy shared information with [...]