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Keystone Partners with Harper’s Ferry for Parking Lot

Keystone Job Corps Center called in a favor from Harper's Ferry Civilian Conservation Center to assist with the Center's parking lot project. Keystone is enhancing its parking lot with a cement foundation to improve the parking for government vehicles. This joint project between the Center’s Cement Mason students and Maintenance Department will really improve the campus environment. All buses, vans, and [...]

Kittrell Distributes Food for Vance County

Kittrell Job Corps Center Culinary Arts students joined community and the faith-based agencies to help distribute food to needy families in Vance County. Malcom Sutton, Shiquanna Chapman and Breanna Smith volunteered to work alongside Southern Vance High School students for this effort. They sorted, boxed, and carried the boxed food to each client's vehicle. Henderson City Councilmember Freddie Simmons later visited the [...]

Kittrell Remembers 9/11

Kittrell Job Corps Center students and staff gathered in the Center’s gymnasium to commemorate the September 11th terrorist attacks. Center Director Matt Gale led a moment of silence to honor the victims and their families. Security Trade students held a Memorial Ceremony at the flag pole. Students later gathered during break and lunch to pay tribute and shared things remembered.

Keystone Assists with Funfest

Every year Keystone Job Corps Center students assist the Greater Hazleton Chamber of Commerce with the heavy lifting involved in the preparation for Funfest. This year again was true to form, with Material Handling students pitching in to make Broad St. ready for the area’s largest street fair. They moved tables and chairs, set up the stage, carried water and [...]

Kittrell Teams with North Carolina Central University to Host Career Development Workshop

Kittrell Job Corps Center Academic Coordinator Chasity Donaldson joined force with North Carolina Central University's TRIO Program to host a Career Development Workshop on Sept. 7. The workshop was held for the Career Preparation Period Week 2 and 3 classes. Students received information on college admission, financial aid, and job searching. Ms. Donaldson also provided students with direction on how to [...]

Kittrell Student TABEs Up

Kittrell Job Corps Center student Amani McManus, 21, from Charlotte, N.C. scored a 12.9 on her Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE) Test for reading. Amani enrolled at Kittrell on September 5. “I’m excited to TABE Up with a 12.9 in Reading," Amani said. "My goals are to obtain an Office Administration certification and attend Advance Training at Transportation Communication Union." [...]

Glenmont Student Aims for Exeter

When deciding where to go and what to do with her life, 17-year-old Desiree Aiello was certain that she did not want to go to another group home or another foster home. Her case manager at the time suggested Job Corps and Desiree saw a way to change her life. “I wanted to move ahead with my life," she said. [...]

Glenmont Students Work with Monolith Solar

Four students participating in Glenmont Job Corps Center's Advanced Training - Solar Photovoltaic program began their assignment with one of Central New York's largest solar providers, Monolith Solar. Earlier this summer, Julius McClarin-Davis, Vijay Clarke, Travis Smith, and Robert Washington, all Facility Maintenance students, took PV Installation Basic and PV Associate courses at Hudson Valley Community College, where they were educated [...]

Glenmont Nursing Student Overcomes High School Hangups

When Glenmont Job Corps Center student Melissa Grand decided to drop out of high school, she was experiencing a lot of anxiety and knew that she would be better off pursuing her high school diploma in an alternative way. While attending a transitioning program at her high school, she heard about Glenmont and thought that it would be a good [...]

Kittrell Graduation hosts Community Relations Council

Kittrell Job Corps Center graduates, their guests, Community Relations Council members and Center staff were treated to a wonderful reception hosted by the Culinary Arts students on August 25. Prior to the reception, everyone attended the 2017 Summer Graduation Ceremony held in the gymnasium. Former 1992 Atlanta Job Corps Center graduate and Henderson City Councilmember, Melissa Elliot joined graduates and members [...]

Exeter Assists North Kingstown Food Pantry

Exeter Job Corps Center's Student Government Association gave back to an organization that has been helping the North Kingstown community for years. The North Kingstown Food Pantry provides families meals to get them through tough times and wanted to give back to the local volunteers that support their mission. They did so through a celebration dinner, which was served by [...]

Exeter Takes Team Building to New Heights

Six Exeter Job Corps Center students participated in a team-building incentive trip to Fields of Fire Adventure Park in Mystic, CT this month. The adventure park is on 50 acres of Connecticut woodlands and has 5 courses, with difficulties ranging from beginner to intermediate and expert. The unique elevated trails work their way throughout the forest, with over 70 platforms, [...]