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Connecticut Department of Labor Captivates Hartford

Eleven Hartford Job Corps Center Insurance & Financial Services students learned about the world of work from the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) itself. Hartford joined the New Haven Job Corps Center on a job shadow experience with the CTDOL, which included an introduction by Commissioner Scott Jackson and Deputy Commissioner Kurt Westby. Students listened to CTDOL staff discuss the [...]

Glenmont Builds Up Literary Appetite

Glenmont Job Corps Center's Reading I students "sampled" some wordy treats in the literal sense. As part of Glenmont's first Book-Tasting event, the Reading 1 class was set up to resemble a fancy cafe that included placements, doilies, plates, silverware and flower centerpieces. Four books were distributed and "served" among the four plates at each table so students could share [...]

Exeter Celebrates Cultural Couture

Exeter Job Corps Center students flaunted fashion from around the world during their Multicultural Awareness Fashion Show. The show exhibited cultural dances and brightly colored clothing from Puerto Rico, Liberia, Greece, Thailand, St. Thomas, Brazil, Korea, India and more. Masters of Ceremony Javier Rolon and Jonothan Rodriguez welcomed everyone with a presentation on African history and a performance by Exeter's [...]

Miami Boasts Student-Built Water Fountain

Miami Job Corps Center's Building Construction Technology (BCT) students are roaring with excitement over the completion of their new Center fountain. Since February, the students have been fine-tuning their skills in wood framing, comp replacing, electrical wiring, plumbing, blueprint interpretation, hand tool usage and safety procedure implementation, as they constructed the CTST project. The original idea had been to create [...]

Hartford Banks on Financial Literacy

Hartford Job Corps Center students cashed in on some expert advice at the Center's Financial Expo as part of America Saves Week. Fourteen companies and organizations lent their time to educate students on budgeting tools, credit building, and banking resources. Among the attendees were big names like New York Life, People's Bank, Farmington Bank and the Better Business Bureau. Students [...]

Joliet Hosts WeatherTech Chef

Joliet Job Corps Center brought home a guest from its visit to the Gordon Food Show in February. Chef Mark Stutz of WeatherTech's kitchen staff visited the Culinary Arts class to offer tips and some interview practice. Chef Stutz spent 3 hours quizzing the students on their trade and demonstrating his own special method for kneading dough. He said he [...]

Woodland Tours U.S. Capitol Building

Woodland Job Corps Center's Student Government Association (SGA) recently ventured into the heart of U.S. government, with a visit to the U.S. Capitol Building in Washington, D.C. U.S. Representative Anthony Brown provided the Center with tickets to a guided tour that included the Crypt, Rotunda and National Statuary Hall. SGA President Keith Haywood said he was "eternally grateful for the [...]

Exeter Spends Time with U.S. Senator Jack Reed

Exeter Job Corps Center students had the chance to meet some of Rhode Island's prominent women leaders, alongside Job Corps Champion U.S. Senator Jack Reed (pictured here). Students attended the “Nevertheless She Persisted: Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination” event on March 19 at the Providence Public Library. In addition to discussing their Job Corps experience with Sen. Reed, [...]

Cascades Constructs Critical Thinking Challenge

Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy continues to find innovative ways to build up students' problem-solving skills, even going as far as to put their own skills to work. Academy Dean Darrell Lutton spent the weekend handcrafting wooden pieces for use in an extra large Jenga game that students can practice during their free time. The unique creation can be [...]

Woodland Serves Secretary of Labor

Woodland Job Corps Center's Advanced Culinary Arts team laid out their skills to a very special guest when they catered the reception for former President Ronald Reagan's induction into the Great Hall at the U.S. Department of Labor. Department of Labor Secretary Alexander Acosta was so impressed with the students' efforts that he took time to take a picture with [...]

Exeter Learns from European Hunting Chef

Exeter Job Corps Center's Advanced Culinary Arts students were game for the venison preparation challenge offered at Hotel Viking's “Field and Forage” event. European hunting chef Mike Robinson demonstrated tips for breaking down venison and allowed students to try their hands at cutting the rear shank, hindquarter, and tenderloins. Students learned how to vacuum-seal food so it could be cooked [...]

Glenmont Students Takes Dance From Street to Studio

Glenmont Job Corps Center's Student Government Association Sargent at Arms Courtney McCullough has started a Dance Club! The Dance Club will meet three times a week and is open to all students on Fridays, Saturdays, and Tuesdays at 6:30 PM in the Recreation Center. Courtney learned to street dance as he was growing up in the Bronx. Although never formally trained, [...]