Welcome to our blog page. Each Center publishes weekly posts to bring you the latest information and events happening at each of our Centers.


Kittrell Supports Optimist Club Fundraiser

Seven Kittrell Job Corps Center students assisted the Optimist Club with its Christmas Tree Fundraiser on Nov. 18. They unloaded 380 Christmas trees, which were organized and set up the Christmas tree lot at a local Wendy's. Funds from the sale of the trees will be used to support area youth. Melissa Elliott, Henderson City Council, thanked the students for [...]

Woodland Hosts the Maryland Governor’s Workforce Development Board

Advanced Culinary students with Kelly M. Schulz, Maryland Secretary for the Dept. of Labor, Licensing and Regulations. Woodland Job Corps Center Director Norman Turner presented before the Maryland Governor’s Workforce Development Board (GWDB) this week, amid a team of intrepid Woodland caterers. Mr. Turner talked to the board about education gains, trade credentials, apprenticeship opportunities, job training matches, [...]

Grafton Student Prepares to Make the World a Better Place

Grafton Job Corps Center student Matthew Utter, an Advanced Human Service Worker (HSW) student, has a long-term goal of becoming a Social Worker and helping youth relocate to better homes and survive in the “real world”. “My experience in HSW at Grafton Job Corps has been a great opportunity to learn about how to help students through difficult challenges in [...]

Glenmont Spreads Holiday Cheer

Glenmont Job Corps Center students shared some very special Christmas cards this year. The mission was to let the children at Duker Children’s Hospital at Albany Medical Center and the adults at Albany County Nursing Home know that they are not forgotten during the Holiday Season. Students have the opportunity to sign the cards during their lunch. The cards were [...]

Glenmont Construction Student Joins Army

The Glenmont Job Corps Center had the privilege to witness Facility Maintenance student Jenna Reyes be sworn in to the U.S. Army on Nov. 27. Jenna has been a student since August 2016. In her time here, she has made tremendous gains worth recognizing. She obtained her Penn Foster high school diploma and completed both her Facility Maintenance Trade, and Solar [...]

Glenmont Celebrates Solar with Congressman Tonko

 Glenmont Job Corps Center students enrolled in the Advanced Training Solar program The conference focused on new technologies, policies and regulations in solar energy. Joanne Coons, the students' instructor at Hudson Valley Community College and leader of the Capital Region section of the NYSES, helped arrange for Glenmont to be a part of this special event. Among the speakers was U.S. [...]

Grafton Students Meet Governor

Pictured left to right: Gov. Charlie Baker, students Mercedes Merced, and An Tran and Lt. Gov. Karyn Polito. Two Grafton Job Corps Centers had the honor of meeting with Massachusetts Governor Charles D. Baker, as he delivered the keynote address at the 142nd Annual Worcester Regional Chamber of Commerce Meeting on Dec.1. The students attended the event to network with [...]

Woodland Helps Out the Washington Redskins

For the past four seasons, Woodland Job Corps Center has supported the Washington Redskins by working at FedEx Field with Crown Foods. This has been a great opportunity for students to earn income and, most importantly, for them to gain necessary work experience such as satisfying customer’s needs, hands on, fast paced environment, large quantity cooking, customer service skills, ability to multi-task [...]

Glenmont Medical Graduate Secures Job at Triborough Medical Center

Glenmont Job Corps Center graduate Akeli Newman has landed a job at Triborough Medical Center. Having completed her Medical Administrative Assistant Certification, Akeli is leaving Glenmont to work as a full-time Medical Administrative Assistant at $13/hour. She secured the position, while on home work-based learning. “I will have my own desk and I am excited to start working!" she said. While [...]

Glenmont Student Sworn into Army

Glenmont Job Corps student graduate Nick Burgess was sworn into the U.S. Army last week. Nick came to Glenmont without much direction but found his place in the Automobile Technology Trade. He completed his TASC Diploma, obtained his driver’s license and earned many certifications during his nine months on center. As his graduation date drew near, he decided to offer [...]

Glenmont Volunteers with Sister Maureen Joyce Food Pantry

Glenmont Job Corps Center students gave back to the community, as they volunteered at the Sister Maureen Joyce Food Pantry. The Career Preparation Period students worked at the food pantry to assist in feeding Thanksgiving Dinner to more than 300 families. The students were excited and said they enjoyed being able to give back to others. They embraced the Catholic Charities motto, [...]

Glenmont Visits the Office of U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Three students visited U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand’s Albany District Office on Nov. 16. Students Destiny Johnson, Bane Newsome, and Student Government Association President Malik Nantong met with Albany Regional Assistant Anika Verma, who explained the role of a U.S. Senator and the committees that Senator Gillibrand sits on. She also gave an example of a bill that Gillibrand has recently submitted, [...]