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New Hampshire Grad Lauds LNA Success

New Hampshire Job Corps Center graduate Valerie Verge brought a healthy dose of pride during her visit to the Center's Licensed Nurse Assistant (LNA) class. Valerie graduated in 2017 with her LNA and CNA licenses. She was immediately offered a position with Fairview Nursing Home in Hudson, NH. A year later, she was offered a more challenging role at Hackett [...]

Cascades Hosts Congressman Rick Larsen

U.S. Representative Rick Larsen captivated the Cascades Job Corps College & Career Academy this month. A long time Cascades Academy supporter, this was Rep. Larsen’s first visit to Cascades as a College & Career Academy pilot project.  Academy Director Kevin Meenaghan took Rep. Larsen on a tour of the Center, where Rep. Larsen met with students to discuss their experience and [...]

Woodstock Tours Eaton Aerospace

Woodstock Job Corps Center Construction and Engineering students took their training to new heights with a visit to the Eaton Aerospace work site in Beltsville. Eaton Aerospace supplies components and systems for commercial and military aviation, military weapons, marine and off-road markets around the world. Its manufacturing plant has 35 open fill-time positions for CNC operators, coupling assemblers and material [...]

Miami Students Support City of Miami Gardens MLK Efforts

Eight Miami Job Corps Center Painting students had some quick cameos on Channel 7 WSVN news during an extra special community service project in January. The students participated with the City of Miami Gardens in a Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service project to refurbish senior citizens' homes. The students involved were Stanford Daley, Jovannie Thomas, Raheem Sullivan, Peter Dominguez, [...]

Keystone Goes All Out for Groundhog Job Shadow Day

The Keystone Job Corps Center drew on the support of multiple community partners for its annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day experience. The shadowing events started with a visit Scranton Regional Office of U.S. Representative Matt Cartwright. Students Taj-Shaneek Cuttino, Haroline Fernendez Cruz, and Telecia Williams observed the Congressman’s staff answering phones, addressing emails, and conversing with constituents. The students remarked on the impressive efficiency of [...]

Glenmont Students Attend Hudson Valley College Manufacturing Bootcamp

Glenmont Job Corps Center students drafted new career opportunities thanks to their participation in the Hudson Valley Community College's Manufacturing Bootcamp. Students spent 2 weeks learning about basic manufacturing, computer-aided drafting and 3D printers. They each received college certifications and had the chance to network with employers during special Q&A sessions. Automotive students said they found the training especially pertinent to [...]

Grafton Student Follows Journey from Uganda to UMass

Grafton 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 trade and has accepted a job at UMass Memorial Medical Center as a [...]

Treasure Island Visits Tesla

Treasure Island Job Corps Center Electrical students super-charged their training with a visit to the Tesla production plant in Fremont. Students watched cars go from sheet metal to the finished Model S, Model X and Model 3. They witnessed machines punch out auto body panels and spot weld them to precision, while workers performed hands-on assembly. The dynamic day was [...]

Joliet Graduate Raps Positivity with Students

2010 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 at Joliet while serving as Student Government Association President. Milton was homeless as [...]

Cascades Hooks Up City of Lake Stevens

Cascades Job Corps Career & College Academy Information Technology students took their skills on the road, volunteering at the City of Lake Stevens. Students sanitized hard drives for donation and conducted complete data wipes. IT Manager Troy Stevens even demonstrated network storage, factory resets and Voice Over IP configuration for a phone system in real time for the students. His [...]

Treasure Island Helps Pastry International – San Francisco Conquer the Christmas Cookie Crunch

Treasure Island Job Corps Center Advanced Culinary students April Hidalgo, Dustin Rocha and Alina Haywood experienced the true meaning of the Christmas crunch, whipping up 3,400 holiday treats for their Pastry International - San Francisco internship. They worked on orders that included 800 gingerbread houses and 400 Buche de Noel, along with large amounts of Stollen, holiday tortes, chocolate mousse [...]

Grafton Student is 2019 Corpsmember of the Year

Grafton 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 civic engagement. The Corps Network, the national association of service and conservation Corps, sponsors the [...]