Connecticut Department of Labor Captivates Hartford

HA_ctdolEleven 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 […]

Glenmont Builds Up Literary Appetite

GL_booktastingGlenmont 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 […]

Exeter Celebrates Cultural Couture

EX_fashionExeter 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 […]

Miami Boasts Student-Built Water Fountain

MI_lionMiami 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, […]

Hartford Banks on Financial Literacy

HA_financiallitHartford 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 […]

Joliet Hosts WeatherTech Chef

JO_weathertechJoliet 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 […]

Woodland Tours U.S. Capitol Building

WL_capitolWoodland 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 […]

Exeter Spends Time with U.S. Senator Jack Reed

EX_reedExeter 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 […]

Cascades Constructs Critical Thinking Challenge

CA_jengaCascades 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 […]

Woodland Serves Secretary of Labor

WL_acostaWoodland 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 […]