Grafton Carpentry Graduate Joins Engineering Company

GR_jacobtherouxGrafton Job Corps Center graduate Jacob Theroux has acquired a full-time job with an engineering company, where he makes $18 an hour.

Jacob is 20 years old and hails from Burrillville, RI. He began his Job Corps journey at Exeter Job Corps Academy, where he studied Carpentry. […]

Grafton Students Get Leg Up from Red Wing Boot Shop

GR_redwingTen Grafton Job Corps Center students met with Red Wing Boot Shop to be fitted for boots in preparation for their Construction Union Field Trips.

The students are participants in the Building Pathways Apprenticeship Training Program sponsored by the Massachusetts Department of Transportation and the City […]

Grafton Helps Out Open Sky Community Services

GR_open skyGrafton Job Corps Center community spirit soared during a painting project at Open Sky Community Services in Worcester, MA.

Students Vladimir Caraballo, Derek Buonasaro and Joseph Walz (not pictured) joined Grafton 2011 graduates Alex Acevedo and Edwin Gomez to spruce up living space within the facility. […]

Grafton Student Follows Journey from Uganda to UMass

GR_fredkakemboGrafton Job Corps Center student Fred Kakembo’s healthy drive and ambition helped him realize his career goals.

Fred came to the U.S. from Entebbe, Uganda when he was 12. He enrolled in Grafton in 2017, with the dream of entering the medical field. Fred completed the CMA […]

Grafton Student is 2019 Corpsmember of the Year

GR_leviwhiteGrafton Job Corps Center Advanced Human Services Worker student Levi White showcased his service as a 2019 Corpsmember of the Year.

Levi joins 5 other youth throughout the country in claiming this award, which demonstrates outstanding leadership skills and an earnest commitment to service and […]

Grafton Gears Up for Partnership with Blackstone Valley Education Hub

GR_politobvGrafton Job Corps Center proved its role as a “hub” of the community, supporting the Blackstone Valley Education Hub during its ribbon-cutting ceremony.

Grafton will work with the Education Hub on Advanced Manufacturing programs for its students. Culinary student Talia Velez prepared delicious desserts for the […]

Grafton Trains with Toastmasters

GR_toastmastersGrafton Job Corps Center is toasting to its new partnership with the Toastmasters organization.

Earlier this month, the Toastermasters’ Youth Leadership Program (YLP) began a five-part session that includes mini-workshops in vocal variation, body language and impromptu speaking, along with delivery of jokes, inspirational messages and […]

CNA Student Finds Success in Grafton HSW

GR_ethangottleibEthan Gottlieb is an Advanced Human Service Worker student at Grafton Job Corps Center. He recently shared some words on his experience.

“I completed [Certified Nursing Assistant] at Westover Job Corps and came to Grafton for the Human Service Worker (HSW) advanced trade. When volunteering for non-profits, […]

Grafton Helps Human Service Worker Student Step Out of Comfort Zone

GR_danielwrayDaniel Wray is an Advanced Human Service Worker student at Grafton Job Corps Center. He recently shared some words on his experiences with Job Corps.

“My experience in the Human Service Worker (HSW) advanced trade so far has been met with challenges that motivate me to […]

Grafton Hosts Lieutenant Governor at Graduation

GR_politoGrafton Job Corps Center proudly graduated 79 students from our nine trade programs on March 16.

The Keynote Speaker, Lt. Governor Karyn Polito, praised the graduates for their hard work. She expressed how important the trade education they just received is to themselves and the workforce She […]