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 2016 Center News




CJCC Welcomes AmeriCorps

April 18, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operated by Horizons Youth Services welcomed Pamela Dugan, Statewide Director, WV Promise-The Alliance for youth as a guest speaker during Monday Business Meeting, April 18, 2016. Dugan informed students and staff, "AmeriCorps provides several community service opportunities for youth including funding for college."  Dugan is a sponsor for the VISTA program focusing on education with children and youth. 

According to the website www.nationalservice.org, "AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country.  Since the program’s founding in 1994, more than 900,000 AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.2 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve."

Chrisian Bruce, Justin Ufheil, Breonna Stringer,
Pamela Dugan, Julia Fournier, Kelsey Williams and David Trinidad


 

CJCC Observes National Minority Health Month

April 18, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operated by Horizons Youth Services welcomed Taya Williams, Coordinator, Office of Minority Health on Monday, April 18, 2016 during the center business meeting. In recognition of National Minority Health Month, business community liaison, Tia Welch coordinated the presentation for students and staff.  "You can have a successful career and wealth, but if you are not healthy it affects your whole life" said Welch.  Williams said, "The WV Office of Minority Health is concerned about all aspects of your health, not just physical, but mental and emotional health as well." Williams connected with the students by sharing her personal experiences and overcoming challenges in order to succeed. CJCC student, Don Tyler assisted Williams during her presentation. 

According to the website, www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov  "The theme for 2016 is "Accelerating Health Equity for the Nation." We invite all across the nation to join with the HHS Office of Minority Health to raise awareness of the health disparities that continue to affect racial and ethnic minorities and how we are working together to accelerate health equity." The office of minority health will work to address West Virginian’s most vulnerable populations to address disease prevention, promote healthy lifestyle choices, and the use of health services. Vulnerable populations in WV is defined by age, race or ethnicity, socio-economic status, geography, disability status, and risk status related to sex and gender.

 

Terence Leggett, Shanequa Lewis, Jacob Heckman,
Taya Williams, DeAndre Murray, Shyera Taylor, Joshua Mayne



Charleston Job Corps Center Participates in Building Communities That Trust Roundtable Sponsored by WV Intelligence Fusion Center & Charleston Police Department

April 6th, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion, “Building Communities that Trust” Tuesday, March 29, 2016 hosted by the WV Intelligence Fusion Center and Charleston Police Dept. at the Columbia Gas Building, Charleston WV. The event was well attended with representatives from Homeland Security, WV American Water, YWCA of Charleston, [more]  



Charleston Job Corps Center Observes Women’s History Month

March 24th, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC), operated by Horizons Youth Services, observed Women’s History Month on Wednesday, March 23, 2016 with a Lunch & Learn hosted by CEO, Dr. Michelle Foster, Greater Kanawha Valley Foundation. The event was coordinated by business community liaison, Tia Welch to provide student’s exposure to positive female role models in [more]



Charleston Job Corps Center Conducts 2nd Annual Military/Service Leadership Day

March 24th, 2016

CHARLESTON, W.Va. – The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) conducted its 2nd annual Military/Service Leadership Day, March 16, 2016 hosted by the Career Service Department. The event was organized by Rosalyn Cary, Career Transition Readiness to expose students to the benefits of enlisting in the military upon completion of the program. Recruiters provided information to [more]



Charleston Job Corps Center Receives Community Recognition for Volunteerism

March 24th, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operated by Horizons Youth Services received recognition for volunteerism at Mary C. Snow West Side Elementary (MCSWSE) on Friday, March 18, 2016 by the Charleston Community and Family Development Corporation, CEO Ralph Miller who operates the after school enrichment program. The Charleston Job Corps Center provides student volunteers for [more]



Charleston Job Corps Center Tours Glenville State College

March 16th, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center will provide college tours to Glenville State College today. Office Administration (OA) students attending include Danielle Belt, Terence Leggett, Ashley Rivera, Kiera Sampson and Isaiah Williams. The tour was arranged by OA Instructor, James Brown, accompanied by WBL Coordinator, Jillian Valentine. Job Corps provides placement assistance after students complete their [more]



Charleston Job Corps Center Has a “New Friend"

March 11th, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center is pleased to announce Congressman Alex Mooney has joined the congressional Friends of Job Corps Caucus in Washington DC facilitated by the National Job Corps Association. Congressman Mooney and his staff toured the Charleston Job Corps Center on February 24, 2016. The congressman viewed the training and academic departments, recreation, [more]


Charleston Job Corps Center - It’s Time for Ice Cream!

March 10th, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center volunteered with Fair Shake Network (FSN) for the Ice Cream Social, March 9, 2016 from 2:00-4:00 p.m., Upper Rotunda House Side, State Capitol Building. Staff and students volunteered to serve ice cream to members of the WV Legislature and guests for the annual event. The center’s Student Government Association volunteers [more]

 

Charleston Job Corps Center Receives NJCA “Gold” Star Award

March 7th, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center operated by Horizons Youth Services for the U.S. Dept. of Labor was awarded a plaque from the National Job Corps Association (NJCA) for the STAR Program. The center was recognized during the NJCA Policy Forum, March 2-4, 2016 in Washington DC. The center maintained a Gold STAR (the highest honor) [more]

 

Charleston Job Corps Center Hosts Spring Graduation 2016

March 7th, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center operated by Horizons Youth Services, held its graduation ceremony on March 4, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the center gymnasium with guest speaker Carl Chadband, Chief Operating Officer, Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. (KISRA). The ceremony opened with the national anthem rendered by Frances Shearin, Counselor. Andrew Walters, Career Services Director welcomed graduates, family, students [more]

 

Charleston Job Corps Center’s Annual Black History Program

February 26th, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operating under Horizons Youth Services (HYS) held a center wide Black History program on February 25, 2016 at 2:30 p.m. in the center gymnasium. The theme for this event was “A meeting Among My Brothers & My Sisters.” Tierah Williams, Recreation Advisor served as mistress of ceremony. [more]



Charleston Job Corps Center Award Honoree 13th Annual Governor’s Civil Rights Day

February 25th, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center operated by Horizons Youth Services (HYS) for the U.S. Department of Labor was an award honoree for the Governor’s 13th Annual Civil Rights Day, Thursday, February 25, 2016, 10:00 a.m. at the Beni Kedem Shrine Temple, Charleston WV. Center Director, Willie Brown accepted the award on behalf of the center. [more]



Charleston Job Corps Center Hosts Quarterly CRC Meeting

February 25th, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operated by Horizons Youth Services, held its quarterly Community Relations Council (CRC) meeting on Friday, February 19, 2016 in the center gymnasium. Several members were on hand for presentations from the departments of Academics, Finance and Administrations, Human Resources and Social Development. The meeting was called to order by [more]



Charleston Job Corps Center’s, February Employee of the Month-Mia Davison

February 17th, 2016

Charleston Job Corps Center’s, February Employee of the Month is Mia Davison, Wellness Secretary. Mia began working at CJCC on January 10, 1996 as a residential advisor at the center downtown. She transitioned to the center “on the hill” and began working as a secretary in the wellness department in 1998. She serves as the [more]



Charleston Job Corps Center, Student Success-Russell Rountree

February 11th, 2016

Russell Rountree- 20 years old is from Washington DC. He arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) on May 4, 2015 with his General Equivalency Diploma from Sasha Bruce Youth Build program. He enrolled in Network Cabling under the instruction of Adam Shortt. Rountree has worked diligently to accomplish his career technical training skills. [more]



Charleston Job Corps Center Receives Appreciation Letter
from U.S. Senator Joe Manchin

February 10th, 2016

U S Senator Manchin Appreciation Letter WVThe Charleston Job Corps Center received a letter of appreciation for the work and support in changing lives of today’s youth. Senator Joe Manchin III wrote, “I know you are accomplishing great things at your facility” and indeed we are. The center is operated by Horizons Youth Services and [more]



Charleston Job Corps Center Observes National Groundhog
Job Shadow Day

February 3rd, 2016

The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operated by Horizons Youth Services (HYS), participated in National Groundhog Job Shadow Day on Tuesday, February 2, 2016. Leadership student’s job shadowed at the district office of U.S. Senator Joe Manchin III, U.S. Senator Shelley Moore Capito, CASCI, Charleston Police Department Community Service Division, WV Equal Employment Office, WV [more]



Charleston Job Corps Center Student Success, Dock New

January 13th, 2016

Dock New- 24 years old is from McDowell County, WV. He arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) on July 6, 2015 with his High School Diploma from Iaeger High School, Iaeger WV. Before arriving at CJCC, New worked in the mining industry for six (6) years. Faced with layoffs and stagnant employment, he [more]



The Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) operated by Horizons Youth Services was a Celebration Sponsor for the Charleston Regional Chamber of Commerce, WV Legislative Issues & Eggs held at the Charleston Marriott, January 13, 2016. The sponsorship provided VIP reserved seating for one table of eight (8) guests with table assignment priority joined by one [more]