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


Adams Workforce and Employer Partner Survey Analysis June 2020

In the Spring of 2020, Adams & Associates (Adams) conducted a survey of workforce development entities and employers to evaluate the effects of COVID-19 on the job market. Thirteen Adams-operated Job Corps Centers distributed the survey in late April to their workforce and employer partners. We received responses from nearly 200 entities. The Workforce and Employer Partner Survey questions focused [...]

Grafton Grad Gives Back Through Proving Groundz

2004 Grafton Job Corps Center graduate Joseph “Tripp” Moody is taking his alumni role to the next level, opening his new esports venue to his fellow students. Joseph is a co-founder of The Proving Groundz, a company geared to train the next generation of esports champs. He invites Grafton students to compete in his weekly gaming events and hopes to [...]

Gary Grad Powers Her Career with City of Seguin

Gary Job Corps Center graduate Madison Battise thanked Job Corps for powering her career as an electric line worker for City of Seguin. Before Job Corps, Madison earned only $8 per hour at a warehouse job and lacked a high school diploma. She said that Gary's Advanced Overhead Linesman training prepared her with the qualifications and knowledge to be one [...]

New Hampshire Grad Goes Big With IBEW Local 490

New Hampshire Job Corps Center graduate Giovanni Korsko lit up headlines in a recent International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local (IBEW) 490 newsletter. The article highlighted Giovanni's July visit to New Hampshire to discuss his road to an IBEW apprenticeship. Giovanni spent his time wisely at Job Corps, getting his High School Diploma and completing the Electrical trade. He graduated in [...]

Glenmont Facilities Maintenance Grads Land Jobs with Lewis Lawn Care and Masonry and Rochester Gears

Glenmont Job Corps Center graduates Alexander Matias-Rivera and Orlando Montero have started their new professional careers with Lewis Lawn Care and Masonry and Rochester Gears, respectively. Alexander came to Glenmont in July 2017 as a 17 -year-old with the hopes of obtaining his high school diploma, driver’s license, and completing his trade. While Orlando enrolled into the program a bit later, in April [...]

Exeter Escapes to a New World of Learning

Exeter Job Corps Center students in the Reading class and Security class came together to solve an Escape Room mystery. The students were split into two groups, Team A and Team B. While one group was trying to crack the code to escape the room, the other students learned handcuffing and fingerprinting techniques used in the security trade. The goal [...]

Kittrell Experiences the Cycle of Volunteerism with Triangle Down Syndrome Network

Kittrell Job Corps Center student volunteers partnered with the Triangle Down Syndrome Network (TDSN) for the iCan Bike Camp. This week-long camp is free for individuals with Down syndrome ages eight and older.  For this event, TDSN had over 40 riders participants and over 200 local volunteers, including the Kittrell students. iCan Bike uses adapted bicycles, a specialized instructional program, [...]

For Cascades, It’s Nerf or Nothin’

At Cascades Job Corps Career and College Academy, students play as hard as they work. In April the Student Government Association (SGA) was approached to fund a Nerf Battle Arena for student leisure time. This ambitious proposal was created when the Recreation Supervisor realized how popular off-Center activities such as laser-tag and paintball were and how great it would be [...]

Grafton Serves Up Some Snacks for Worcester Youth Leadership Symposium

Grafton Job Corps Center Culinary students collaborated with the City of Worcester Division of Youth Opportunities from June 24 through June 28 to provide 5,000 meals by the end of the week. The Division of Youth Opportunities and all of its partners (Worcester Community Action Council, Worcester Public Schools, The State Treasurer's Office of Economic Empowerment, Mass Hire (formally known as the Workforce [...]

New Hampshire Butters Up U.S. Representative Chris Pappas with Cookie Support

When the call for “cookie back up” came in from the office of U.S. Representative Chris Pappas, the New Hampshire Job Corps Center Culinary crew immediately went to work. Rep. Pappas was celebrating the grand opening of his new office on the well-traveled corner of Elm and Hanover Streets in downtown Manchester and was expecting quite a crowd. Knowing how [...]

Treasure Island Energizes Students with Electrical Olympics

Last Friday, those at Treasure Island Job Corps Center may have had a sudden urge to light a torch, look for doves flying, or wear 5 different colored rings. If they did, they were probably subconsciously or consciously tuning in to the Electrical students participating in the Electrical Olympics held on the basketball court. The Electrical Olympics were a fun [...]

Treasure Island Grad Steers Culinary Skills into Navy Position

Treasure Island Job Corps Center graduate Robert Gagnon shipped off to Navy boot camp after his graduation on June 27. Robert was an outstanding Advanced Culinary student who embraced all six courses, learning as much as possible in each class and excelled in Front of the House skills. Robert stated that the last class, Fine Dining, pushed him the most, as [...]