Joliet Students Volunteer with Feed My Starving Children

JO_fmscJoliet Job Corps Center students gave up their free day to volunteer two hours at the Feed My Starving Children Facility in Aurora, IL.

They worked on MannaPacks, meals consisting of rice, soy nuggets, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring with 20 vitamins and minerals. The facility […]

Joliet Grad Joins University of Iowa Hospital

JO_chitakianashJoliet Job Corps Center graduate Chitakia Nash has joined the University of Iowa Hospital & Clinic as a nursing assistant.

Chitakia’s longtime Job Corps goal was to get hired at University of Iowa Hospital so she could work there until retirement. She enrolled into the Security Trade and […]

Joliet Graduate Raps Positivity with Students

joliet2010 Joliet Job Corps Center graduate Milton Calvin brought some sweet beats on life back to the Center.

Milton (pictured center with fellow artist Cordell Paige and Tech Support David Jordan) is a prominent gospel rap artist. He obtained his high school diploma and Cement Trade completion […]

Joliet Visits Chicago Women in Trades.

JO_cwitJoliet Job Corps Center ladies took center stage during a visit to Chicago Women in Trades.

Joliet students learned about how Chicago Women in Trades assist women seeking a career in hard trades with skills assessments, preparation training, job search assistance and mentorship programs. The program […]

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 […]

Joliet Hosts Elgin Housing Authority

JO_elglinhousingJoliet Job Corps Center Jopened its doors to Elgin Housing Authority Executive Directors Monica Smith (not pictured) and Damon Duncan (seen to the right with Healthcare students).

The pair toured the Center to learn about its opportunities. They listened to students discuss how Job Corps has impacted […]

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 […]

Joliet Visits South Chicago Chamber of Commerce

JO_chicagochamberThe Joliet Job Corps Center took its Center Workforce Council on the road last week, hosting the event at the South Chicago Chamber of Commerce office in Chicago.

Two students Sintia Bernabe and Dyon Bailey joined Ms. Warren to discuss the impact Job Corps had on their […]

Joliet Learns About the Dangers of Social Media

JO_officerbarnesDuPage County Sheriff’s Deputy Bobby Barnes visited the Joliet Job Corps Center on June 7 to discuss the positive and negative aspects of social media.

Officer Barnes calls his job “Dot Com” because social media plays such a big role in his work as a police officer. […]

Joliet Security Students Tour Fire Station

JO_firestationtourSeveral Security students at the Joliet Job Corps Center visited the Joliet Fire Department’s Station One to explore potential careers as firefighters.

Fire Chief Joe Formhals hosted a tour for the students, beginning with an explanation of the career path firefighters typically take to reach their position. […]