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St. Louis Assists Dia De Los Muertos

Once again the St. Louis Job Corps Center students assisted with Día de los Muertos. The students took the 8-foot calavera, an artistic depiction of a skull, that they completed as a community art project last year and put it out front St. Louis History Museum. The event's organizers requested the calavera to welcome the community to the event. The calavera is [...]

Treasure Island Student Hired at LifeLine

LifeLine Methadone Clinic in Oakland founds its "Destiny" in the form of Treasure Island Job Corps student Destiny Martinez. Destiny is LifeLine's new medical assistant and could not be happier.  At first, Destiny struggled to find an internship that would fit with her work and childcare schedule. Several clinics accepted her, but none could accommodate her schedule. Destiny was frustrated and ready to [...]

Keystone Helps Catholic Social Services Help Homeless

Keystone Job Corps Center Material Handling students pitched in to help Hazleton Catholic Social Services (CSS) renovate its building to create a new residential shelter and transitional living facility. In order for this project to start, space needed to be cleared in an already heavily utilized building. That is where Keystone students came to the rescue. Neil Oberto, Executive Director of CSS [...]

Atterbury Hosts Transportation Communication Union

The students of Atterbury Job Corps Center were visited by the Regional Coordinator for the Transportation Communication Union (TCU) Advanced Training Program, Nicole Hickson. Ms. Hickson brings over a decade of experience in the TCU program and even more within the transportation industry outside of Job Corps. The overarching purpose of her visit was to provide information to help students decide [...]

Atterbury Supports Franklin Youth Football League

Atterbury Job Corps Center added another community award to its growing collection, in honor of its support of the Franklin Youth Football League. Atterbury students ran the “chain gang” to mark off yardage distances and the “down of play,” ran the entry gate and ticketing process, and participated in running the scoreboard for the league's 8-week duration. Prior to the [...]

Atterbury Takes Strides Against Breast Cancer

The Atterbury Job Corps Center Recreation Department took students to the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer Walk on Oct. 21. It was a 3,000-mile walk around the heart of downtown Indianapolis. Students met several survivors who shared their stories and passion for saving other lives from breast cancer. Hundreds of people of all ages attended the event showing their dedication [...]

Kittrell Participates in Make a Difference Day

During the week of October 24-27, Kittrell Job Corps Center students joined millions of youth across the county to host several Make A Difference activities. Students mentored the kids at the Franklin Vance Warren Head Start Center. They assisted the Disable American Veteran with its fundraiser held at the Henderson Golden Corral, where they collected $136.75. The funds will assist [...]

St. Louis Carpentry Student Attends Construction Forum Awards

St. Louis Job Corps Carpentry student Vincent Luckett attended the Construction Forum’s 2017 Building Tomorrow Awards to help celebrate the increase in diversity in the construction industry. Vincent's presence was requested by Dr. John Gaul and Henry Johnson from the St. Louis and Kansas City Carpenters Regional Council. During the pair's Diversity Award comments, Dr. Gaul did a shout out [...]

Treasure Island Students Serve Up Spook Service

Treasure Island Job Corps Center Security and Culinary students were on hand to keep the ghouls and monsters at bay for the island's Halloween festivities. Security students joined Admiral Security to keep watch at the local YMCA, while Culinary Arts students prepared 15 pizzas to keep party-goers well-nourished throughout the event. Some guests took to comparing Treasure Island's pies to [...]

Glenmont Culinary Students Compete in a Cook-Off

Glenmont Job Corps Center’s Culinary students participated in a Cook-Off Competition last month. Culinary Instructor Chef Shaun Skaarup wanted to both inspire his class and teach them the importance of team work. He divided the culinary students into two teams and tasked them with creating a three-course meal. The first group, led by Becky Codogan, offered fried shrimp as its [...]

Kittrell Invites NCWorks to Host Career Development Workshop

NCWorks Career Center staff Patrick Buford Operations Manager, Darrell Williams Program Coordinator, Kelsey McAnelly Youth Advocate provide information on NCWorks Career Center offerings to Kittrell Job Corps Center students. NCWorks Career Center Staff Patrick Buford, Kelsey McAnelly, and Darrell Williams provided a career development workshop for Kittrell Job Corps Center students on Oct. 26. Participants received information on [...]

Kittrell Advanced Human Service Worker Internships Lead to Employment

Two Kittrell Job Corps Center graduates have been hired on at Job Corps programs after completing their Advanced Human Service Worker internships, while another looks to follow their path. Devanna Hodges and Kiara Bynum began their internships as Residential Advisors at the Woodland Job Corps Center in Maryland on Sept. 11. Prior to entering Advanced Training, Devanna completed the Nurse Assistant [...]