Joliet Trains with National Guard

JO_nationalguardJoliet Job Corps Center Security students strengthened their military mindsets, along with muscles, during a visit from National Guard Specialist Kendra Townsell.

SPC Townsell offered insight on what to expect in the National Guard and to challenge some interested students to a push up contest. Shen […]

Delaware Valley Hosts Hallways of Hazards

DV_hallwayhazardsDelaware Valley Job Corps Center students learned to play it safe at the workplace during the Center’s “Safe and Sound Week.”

The biggest hit by far was the “Hallway of Hazards,” envisioned by the Safety Office and Maintenance team. Each trade navigated through 25 staged safety hazards, […]

Treasure Island Graduates Find Opportunities at Ritz-Carlton and Westin


Leonardo (pictured left) joins San Francisco Westin Hotel as a full-time Pastry Cook, having completed his WBL there. He will work with renowned Pastry Chef Jean Francois Houdre.

“I hired him because he has the desire to learn and better his life,” said Chef Houdre.

Daniel (pictured below) […]

Atterbury Learns to Hose with New Whiteland and Marietta Fire Departments

AT_hoseAtterbury Job Corps Center students experienced the true weight of firefighting during a demonstration by the New Whiteland and Marietta Fire Departments.

The fire departments offered students hands-on opportunities to pick up the heavy firefighting equipment. But the highlight for most students was holding the hoses as […]

Miami Gets Certified in CERT

MI_officeraustinMiami Job Corps Center partner, Miami Gardens Police Department, put a different spin on community relations when Officer Carlos Austin (pictured here) presented to students Community Emergency Response Team (CERT) basic training.

CERT is a FEMA program that educates volunteers on disaster preparedness, including fire safety, light […]

New Hampshire Hosts Dean Kamen

NH_deankamenNew Hampshire Job Corps Center student Manny Lopez met with Segway Sensation, Dean Kamen, during Mr. Kamen’s visit to the Center’s graduation ceremony.

Mr. Kamen, best known as the founder of FIRST robotic competitions (not to mention his insulin pump) and Segway inventions, has his latest project, […]

Miami Student Painters Support Fleet Reserve Association

MI_fleetreserveMiami Job Corps Center Painting students found a colorful way to give back to those who serve the country.

Students painted the local Fleet Reserve Association building in Opa Locka, working hard to ensure the completed product was perfect. The three-day project will serve the U.S. Navy, […]

New Hampshire Partners with Grappone Automotive for Grad Rewards

NH_grapponeThree New Hampshire Job Corps Center graduates took part in a high-octane competition to win $2,500 toward a down payment on a new/used car from Grappone Automotive.

Graduates Solana Brown, Kevin Murphy and Rebecca Stuart (pictured here with CTS Specialist William Bissnonette) traveled to Grappone to meet […]

St. Louis Student Meets Missouri Governor Michael Parson

SL_catrinagovSt. Louis Job Corps Center student Catrina Sumpter discovered a special guest waiting for her at the door to the Best in the Midwest Talent for Tomorrow Foundation, Missouri Governor Michael Parson.

Catrina shared her excitement about completing her Pharmacy Tech program and her plans to continue […]

Keystone Graduate Returns to Promote Army

KS_fakirdaughteryWhen Fakir Daugherty arrived at Keystone Job Corps Center from Philadelphia he knew he needed to focus on completing his academic requirements and training in the Security trade so he could fulfill his goal of entering the military.

He kept that goal in front of him as […]