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Treasure Island Grad Finds Mersea in His Trade

Treasure Island Job Corps Center graduate Demar Linton is cooking up success with Mersea and The Pacific. His Culinary journey started at Bronx Job Corps Center, where he studied basic culinary. Due to his outstanding performance in the kitchen and in the community, he was accepted into the Advanced Culinary program at Treasure Island. While training at Treasure Island, he [...]

Miami Student Receives Resilience Award from Florida Network of Youth and Family Services

Miami Job Corps Center student Nhinhoshxhy "Nosh" Desprez received the Youth Resilience Award from Florida Network of Youth and Family Services. Nosh was selected among many candidates within the state because of his perseverance and positive attitude. It was a surprise for him as he believed he was a finalist and not the winner. Nosh's speech at the ceremony in Palm Coast, FL [...]

Kittrell and Kittrell Fire Department Ignite Passion for Fire Safety

Kittrell Job Corps Center partnered with the Kittrell Fire Department to provide a special collaborative lesson to Driver's Ed and Certified Nursing assistant students. Derwood Dement of the Kittrell Fire Department met with students to discuss fire safety, injury prevention, work place safety, and disaster preparedness. He also spoke on employment opportunities with the fire department, qualifications, and benefits. Student left the [...]

Keystone Construction Serves Up A Brand New Culinary Center

The Keystone Job Corps Center Culinary Center is preparing for its reopening, which will demonstrate the skills of Keystone Construction students. The Culinary Center was in need of significant renovation and modernization. Keystone decided to develop a project to restore it with two major goals, make Culinary the showplace of the Center and provide valuable training to Construction students. The [...]

St. Louis Courts Careers with U.S. Rep. William Lacy Clay

St. Louis Job Corps Center students were honored to assist U.S. Representative William Lacy Clay with his annual Career Fair. Office Administration students helped check people into the event, while Security students assisted with crowd control and setup. For example, student David Janusweski worked with Rep. Clay to make sure companies had all the necessary documentation and helped guests find booths. [...]

New Hampshire Healthcare Grad Shares Advice

New Hampshire Job Corps graduate Chase Adger landed his dream job as a Clinical Medical Assistant at Hartford Healthcare and Medical Group. Chase came to Job Corps in August 2018 and about eight months later he graduated, completing the Clinical Medical Assistant trade. He learned to show patience as he went through the job search process and was eager to share [...]

New Hampshire Grad Takes Puerto Rican Flavor to Maine

New Hampshire Job Corps Center graduate Jose Colon Cortes has always been willing to go the extra mile to achieve success. Originally from Puerto Rico, where most of his family lives, Jose came to Job Corps in March 2018. Jose worked hard in academics, his Culinary Arts trade and his Leisure Time Employment. He graduated at the end of May after [...]

Grafton Grad Courts Success at Worcester County Probate & Family Court

Jubilee Thorburn is a recent Grafton Job Corps Center Human Service Worker graduate who interned at the Worcester County Courthouse. Jubilee knew right away that this was the job for her. She loved the busywork, as Jubilee loves to keep busy. Tasks that others might find repetitive and mundane, such as filing hundreds of documents or helping clients by searching [...]

Exeter Grad Scoops Up Kiki’s Garden Scholarship

Exeter Job Corps Center graduate Gianna Pietro received $750 through the Kiki’s Garden Scholarship. Gianna, who has earned her GED and trade completions in Certified Nursing Assistant and Office Administration, was so excited and honored to receive this special scholarship, which goes towards furthering her education. She plans to move to Florida to start college in September. Her positivity and strong determination perfectly [...]

New Hampshire Grad Finds Sweet Success at Beiler’s Doughnuts

New Hampshire Job Corps Center graduate Yeriel Warren stopped by campus to share her scrumptious success story. Yeriel, who now lives in Pennsylvania, had some business to attend to while in Manchester, but found some extra time in her day to share with her grace, charm and Job Corps tips. She works full-time at Beiler's Doughnuts and is involved in all [...]

Keystone Puts Finishing Touches on Butler Township Community Garden

Keystone Job Corps Center Carpentry students completed the construction of new raised beds at the Butler Township Community Garden, to much applause. Jo Robbins, Board President of the Butler Township Community Garden, said of the students, “Their work was very professional as can be seen by the finished product. The beds turned out great and we are thankful for the effort of Keystone.” [...]

Keystone Fires Up Trade Understanding with Hazleton City Fire Chief

Hazleton City Fire Chief Donald Leshko visited Keystone Job Corps Center's Security trade to discuss careers in emergency services. Chief Leshko described the process of applying for positions in the fire services and how to prepare for the civil service examinations and interviews, which are part of the hiring process for career firefighters. He discussed how he started as a [...]