Welcome to our blog page. Each Center publishes weekly posts to bring you the latest information and events happening at each of our Centers.


Joliet Trains with National Guard

Joliet 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 then issued the challenge in response to a student's question about how many push-ups [...]

Delaware Valley Hosts Hallways of Hazards

Delaware 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, such as chemicals in an unlabeled bottle, an outlet without a cover, an [...]

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) will participate in an apprenticeship feeder program at the Ritz-Carlton for the [...]

Atterbury Learns to Hose with New Whiteland and Marietta Fire Departments

Atterbury 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 they witnessed and felt the force of the water blast. Students asked many [...]

Miami Gets Certified in CERT

Miami 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 search and rescue, team organization and disaster medical operations. Security students ventured to [...]

New Hampshire Hosts Dean Kamen

New 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, the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) just minutes from the Center. He was [...]

Miami Student Painters Support Fleet Reserve Association

Miami 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, Marines and Coast Guard personnel that benefit from the Association. Members of the [...]

New Hampshire Partners with Grappone Automotive for Grad Rewards

Three 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 with owner Amanda Grappone Osmer and participate in 30-minute panel interviews with President/CEO [...]

St. Louis Student Meets Missouri Governor Michael Parson

St. 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 her education in the medical field with Gov. Parson. But Gov. Parson wasn't [...]

Keystone Graduate Returns to Promote Army

When 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 he prepared for his departure on January 16 to begin his military commitment [...]

Keystone Participates in Greater Hazleton Junior Leadership Orientation

Recently the Greater Hazleton Junior Leadership visited Keystone Job Corps Center for its annual orientation of program participants. Keystone has hosted this event for many years and welcomes the group to enjoy the day on the Center. The program is a leadership development and community awareness program for area high school juniors. The program began with a welcome from Center [...]

Kittrell Grad Becomes Executive Assistant to Superintendent of Vance County Schools

Kittrell Job Corps Center graduate Deanna Steed recently became Executive Assistant to the Superintendent of Vance County Schools. Ms. Steed enrolled into Kittrell in August 1992 and met all requirements to graduate in August 1995. While enrolled she obtained a Business Clerical certification, a driver's license and a Business Administration Degree from Vance Granville Community. Upon graduation, she was hired at [...]