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Jose Cruz Garcia

Jose Cruz Garcia was 19 years old when he came to Charleston Job Corps Center in October 2013 from Greenville, South Carolina. Jose had previously earned his high school diploma from Berea High School in Greenville.

Jose was an active st... Read More

Stephanie Rager

Stephanie Rager, age 19 from Levittown, Pennsylvania, came to Charleston Job Corps Center in August 2012 with her high school diploma. At our center, she completed the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) and Medical Office Support trades under the i... Read More

In Job Corps, you can accomplish anything you want, if you’re willing to work. It gave me the perfect path to follow into law enforcement. If you lose sight of your goal for just a minute, you’re going to fail 100 percent of the time. Strive hard to reach your goals, and make Job Corps what you want it to be.

Dago Pates

Officer Dago Pates is in line to become one of Kyle, Texas’ next police detectives. But had it not been for Job Corps, he may still be digging ditches for the county. The 2006 graduate of Gary Job Corps Center is currently the Juvenile and Sex Off... Read More

Champagne Hill

Champagne Hill arrived at Charleston Job Corps Center in June 2011 with her high school diploma. At our center, she completed the Office Administration Trade. She then went to the TCU Program at Shriver Job Corps Center for advanced training in th... Read More

Sharis Purnell

Sharis Purnell is 24 years old from Wilmington, DE. She arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center on September 19, 2013. Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) is operated by Horizons Youth Services for the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Sharis graduated from ... Read More

Brandon Fluellen

Brandon Fluellen-24 years old from Philadelphia, PA came to the Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) on January 26, 2015, with his High School Diploma from Abraham Lincoln High School, Philadelphia PA. He completed the Office Administration trade on... Read More

Jerusalem Lulseged

Jerusalem Lulseged was 21 years old when she came to Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) from Washington D.C. in May 2011. She arrived with her high school diploma and completed the Medical Office Support trade at CJCC. She then worked part-time at... Read More

Dexter Jones

Dexter Jones, 24, of Richmond, Virginia, entered Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) in June 2006 and graduated in 2008. While at our center, he obtained his GED and earned a certificate of completion in Office Administration.

Dexter has ... Read More

Job Corps Gets a Green Thumb

Organic gardening, made possible with Job Corps' ARRA funds, provides valuable training and healthy food choices for Job Corps students. The individual projects allow students to put into practice the skills they learn in the classroom, and the bo... Read More

Caleb Hackett

Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) salutes Caleb Hackett on his acceptance to the UAW-LETC Advanced Automotive program at Clearfield Job Corps Center in Clearfield, Utah. He transferred in June of 2013, and has had a long interest in the automotiv... Read More

Jerri Rowe

Jerri Rowe- 24 years old came to the Charleston Job Corps Center on January 19, 2015, from Bluefield, WV, with a GED. Her career technical trade is Medical Office Support under the leadership of Jennifer Lester, Instructor. "She is a committe... Read More

Laurance Miller-Hicks

Laurance Miller-Hicks-22 years old came to the Charleston Job Corps Center on July 13, 2014, with his GED from Career Starters in Baltimore, MD. He completed the Medical Office Support and Network Cabling trades. Laurance received several certific... Read More

Jakia Harvey

Jakia Harvey - 25 years old is from Lynchburg VA. She arrived at Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) on July 20, 2015, with her High School Diploma from E.C. Glass High School, Lynchburg VA. Harvey enrolled in the career technical trade of Pharmacy... Read More

Franklin Burdette

Franklin Burdette-23 years old is a native of Greenbrier County, WV. He came to the Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) on February 9, 2015, with his High School Diploma from Maysville Community & Technical College. He completed the Office Admi... Read More

Alemaychu G. Mengste

Charleston Job Corps Center salutes ACT/OCT student Alemayehu G. Mengste who recently graduated with the highest honor, summa cum laude. He completed the Facilities Maintenance trade and earned an Associate of Applied Science (AAS) Degree in Compu... Read More

Charleston Job Corps Holiday Dinner 2011

Charleston Job Corps Center staff were treated to a special Holiday Dinner provided by Horizons Youth Services at Embassy Suites, Charleston WV with CEO John Hall. The Honorable Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV) made a visit during the festivities. It wa... Read More

Marycait Hoke

Marycait Hoke- 24 years old came to the Charleston Job Corps Center on April 21, 2014. She is a graduate of Lincoln County High School, Hamlin WV with her High School Diploma, May 2009. She attended Marshall University and WV State University prio... Read More

I wanted a job to support myself but needed skills. Job Corps was great, especially because it's free.

Raja Arsian

Raja Arsian enrolled at Potomac Job Corps Center in Sept. 2013, only a year after immigrating to the United States. A native of Pakistan, Raja was working a series of customer service jobs, unhappy with his hours and unsatisfied with his career pa... Read More

Michael Coyle

Michael Coyle, age 24 from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, arrived at Charleston Job Corps Center in May 2013 with his high school diploma. At our center, he completed the Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) trade under the instruction of... Read More

Aaron Brown

Aaron Brown, 20 years old, arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center on September 10, 2015, from the local area. He entered the carpentry trade under the direction of his instructor, Tommy Fitzwater. Brown completed his trade, earned his hig... Read More

Heather M. Dunihue

Charleston Job Corps Center salutes ACT/OCT graduate Heather M. Dunihue. She completed the Office Administration trade at CJCC and earned an AAS degree in Accounting. She has continued to work and go to school and now plans to obtain employment wi... Read More

Corey Moles

Corey Moles is 18 years old and a native of Ripley WV. He arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center on March 17, 2014. Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) is operated by Horizons Youth Services for the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Corey received a High Sc... Read More

Strive for success and never give up.

Daviya Doyle-Tull

Twenty-five-year-old Daviya Doyle-Tull came to Charleston Job Corps Center in August 2013 with a need for academic and career technical training. She realized getting an education and skills training was crucial for her future success.

A... Read More

Danyelle Allen

Danyelle Allen-21 years old is a native of Charleston WV. She came to the Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) on July 15, 2014, with her High School Diploma from Capital High School, Charleston WV. She completed Heating, Ventilation, and Air Condit... Read More

CJCC Welcomes AmeriCorps

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 ... Read More

Russell Rountree

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 instruct... Read More

Stay focused, strive for better, and keep your eyes on your goals.

Dock New

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 ... Read More

You have to want it for yourself.

Aisha Watte

Aisha Watte, a 22-year-old originally from Alexandria, Virginia, is a CJCC graduate. She arrived in January 2011 with her high school diploma and completed the Medical Office Support (MOS) Trade. In October 2012, Aisha was accepted to the Keystone... Read More

Charles Ike

Charles Ike-22 years old came to the Charleston Job Corps Center on March 4, 2014. He is a graduate of Duval High School, Lanham MD with his High School Diploma, June 2010. He attended Prince Georges Community College, Largo MD majoring in mathema... Read More

I’m definitely doing what I want to do now, and I love being an executive chef. My goal is to one day move up to being a corporate chef, where I would run multiple restaurants.

Charles Armstrong

Charles Armstrong is the executive chef at Catch 54, a high-quality seafood restaurant considered one of the best waterfront restaurants in Delaware. Getting the job was no accident for Charles. His years of hard work and training gave him the opp... Read More

Mercedes Dominique

Twenty-four-year-old Mercedes Dominique came to Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) in December 2014 from Landover, Maryland. Mercedes had previously earned her high school diploma from Fairmont Heights High School in Capitol Heights, Maryland.

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My options were very limited without a degree. I learned about Job Corps and figured, 'What do I have to lose?'

Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker moved a number of times in his life, but the most important move was for Job Corps. Matthew spent most of his childhood in Sitka, Alaska, where he first developed an interest in computers. He was able to pursue this interest in high... Read More

Andre Hockaday

Twenty-three-year-old Andre Hockaday came to the Charleston Job Corps Center from Washington, DC. He arrived in August 2012 with a need for academic and career technical training. He was determined to succeed at all costs to make his future prospe... Read More

Selena Small

Selena Small is 21 years old from Manning, SC. She arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center on January 28, 2014. Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) is operated by Horizons Youth Services for the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Small graduated from Manning ... Read More

Samson Holloway

Twenty-year-old Samson Holloman came to Charleston Job Corps Center in June 2013. He arrived with a high school diploma from Delaware Valley Charter High School.

At our center, Samson completed the Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) progr... Read More

James Ford

James Ford, age 19 from Baltimore, Maryland, arrived at Charleston Job Corps Center in June 2013 with his high school diploma. At our center, he completed the HVAC trade under the instruction of Mr. Martin Easly. James has been accepted to the adv... Read More

Angelo Stringfellow

Angelo Stringfellow was 21 years old when he came to Charleston Job Corps Center in January 2013 from Baltimore, Maryland. He arrived with a high school diploma from Heritage High School in Baltimore. Recently, Angelo completed the Heating, Ventil... Read More

A work ethic was instilled in me at Job Corps. It made me appreciate the experiences that came after.

Lydia Mata

Lydia Mata discovered Job Corps in 1995 while driving by a billboard in Fresno, Calif. The single, teenage mother had, as she puts it, “limited options for finding a job and no means of paying for school.” Knowing she had a responsibility to her s... Read More

Marquis Wilson

Marquis Wilson, a 20-year-old from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, is a graduate of Charleston Job Corps Center. He arrived in July 2011 with a high school diploma and completed the Network Cabling trade. Marquis has been accepted into the Carman Machin... Read More

Come to Job Corps to fulfill your goals and leave the right way, as a graduate like me.

Robert Thompson

Robert Thompson-20 years old is from Dover, DE. He arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) on May 4, 2015, with his High School Diploma. He enrolled in Network Cabling under the instruction of Adam Shortt. Thompson is a hard worker and b... Read More

Samantha Bercik

Samantha Bercik-26 years old is a native of Pittsburgh PA. She arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC)on May 27, 2014, with her High School Diploma from Belle Vernon High School, Belle Vernon PA. She completed the Pharmacy Technician and... Read More

SGA Meets with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin

The Charleston Job Corps Center’s, Student Government Association (SGA) under the direction of Jaron Burch, Leadership Coordinator attended a meet and greet with Governor Earl Ray Tomblin (D-WV) at the State Capitol on Thursday, December 22, 2011.... Read More

Jeremy Hines

Jeremy Hines-20 years old is a native of Charleston, WV. He attended Capital High and Nitro High School before enrolling at Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) as a non-resident on August 4, 2014, through Cornerstone Solutions, Inc. (WV Outreach &a... Read More

April Trask

April is a graduate of the Charleston Job Corps Center and works in a job training match as a Dental Assistant in Baltimore MD. An active volunteer while attending the center she manages to continue giving back to her community. Her future plans i... Read More

Johnny Smith

Charleston Job Corps Center celebrates the employment of graduate Johnny Smith of Beckley, West Virginia. Johnny earned a trade certificate as a Certified Nursing Assistant while employed at Pine Lodge Nursing Home in Beckley, West Virginia.

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Azel Walls

Azel Walls is 22 years old from Charleston, WV. He arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center on November 11, 2013. Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) is operated by Horizons Youth Services for the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Azel was a graduate of Mount... Read More

The only thing that can stop you is you. Keep going and never stop.

Jammal Diehl

Jammal Diehl is 22 years old and a native of Philadelphia, PA. He arrived at the Charleston Job Corps Center on July 28, 2013. Charleston Job Corps Center (CJCC) is operated by Horizons Youth Services for the U.S. Dept. of Labor. Jammal received h... Read More

CJCC Observes National Minority Health Month

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 Mon... Read More