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A Beautiful Day For Outreach

Recently, Mr. Alejandro Santiago and Ms. Danielle Spradley with Congresswoman Cori Bush's District Office Outreach Team visited the St. Louis Job Corps Center's Open House.  Congresswoman Bush represents Missouri's 1st Congressional District and the St. Louis Center...

Support From State Senators

  Recently, state Senators Doug Beck and Angela Mosley visited the St. Louis Job Corps Center and had a little fun meeting with students and spending some time in the welding booth!  Senator Beck had a slight advantage as he spent 34 years as a union pipefitter. ...

Swinging Clubs and Hammers

In October the Construction Career Development Initiative (CCDI) hosted its annual golf tournament.  The proceeds of the tournament provide a variety of resources, tools and scholarships for CCDI students.  In 2020 the St. Louis Job Corps Center began to partner with...

Striving to be a CNA

Mike McGillis has absolutely earned the respect he is receiving from the staff at the St. Louis Job Corps Center and the Bethesda Meadow long-term care facility.  He first came to the St. Louis Center in 2015 with the intent of acquiring his high school diploma; he...

St. Louis MOSAIC

The St. Louis Job Corps Center is working to become part of the MOSAIC Project through the St. Louis Economic Development Partnership and World Trade Center of St. Louis.  Center Director Tim Chambers believes it is essential to better connect with members of our...

TCU Quintet

The St. Louis Job Corps Center hosted an Open House on Friday, October 14, 2022 with weather that was made to order - blue skies and a balmy 70 degrees!!  Potential students, elected officials and business partners attended the event that was filled with great food...

Day 1

It is a great day for the first day on the job at BJC's Queeny Tower construction site in St. Louis' Central West End as a new Commercial Carpentry Apprentice with the McCarthy Building Company, Inc!!  Mr. Alonte Folks, an August 2022 St. Louis Job Corps graduate, was...

Labor Day Levity

Labor Day Weekend at the St. Louis Job Corps Center arrived with some fun care of the Student Government Association!  An inflatable obstacle course and mini golf were available to students for most of the weekend to try their luck blow off a little steam.  Thank you...

Job Corps Is In His Blood

Mr. Darrius Leach maybe new to the St. Louis, but he is no stranger to Job Corps. After pursuing Network Cabling and graduating from the Detroit Center, Darrius moved to the Gary Center (San Marcos, TX) to participate in the graduate training program, Advanced...

Sweet Reads!!

The St. Louis County "Sweet Reads" Bookmobile has begun to visit our Job Corps Center as part of their monthly rounds in the region. Taylor Watson, the bookmobile coordinator, has worked with us to ensure opportunity for our students to access a variety of books and...

A Season For Building

August in St. Louis is usually not a time when one hears, "What a gorgeous day!" However, the past few weeks have produced beautiful skies, below average temperatures and low humidity; a great time for students in our building and construction trades programs to be...

A Wise Man

After high school, Bryant Pines tried community college but it wasn't quite the right fit for his next chapter. Then he realized Job Corps could be the right place at the right time and it didn't take long for his hunch to be proven correct!! After completing the...

Amiya in the Driver’s Seat

Meet legacy student Amiya Perry who was proceeded at the St. Louis Job Corps Center by several family members including both her mother and father! Her parents helped her to understand the value of Job Corps, offering the ability to pursue her high school diploma and...

Grateful

Alonte Folks understands what Job Corps has done for him, so looking back he is very confident that he made a good decision. He is ready to embark on a career as a carpenter and knows that he wants that journey to start in the home building industry. " I want to be...

Emily Extraordinaire

Emily Schubnell has been been an exceptional student at the St. Louis Job Corps Center, participating in both the Security and Business Administration programs before moving on to TCU. Now her work ethic and attention to detail are serving the Facilities Department...

“Powerful” Update

2021 St. Louis Job Corps Center graduate Juan Brown is making his mark as an apprentice electrician with the Power Up companies here in St. Louis. Power Up is a subsidiary of KAI Enterprises, a design, engineer and construction company, that is committed to diversity...

A “Monster” Lesson in Outreach!

In June St. Louis Center OA/CTS Director, Brian Mosby, accompanied three of our new Admissions Counselors to St. Louis' Busch Stadium for an exercise in spreading the word about our Center where they ran into Chewbacca's cousin and Job Corps fan!! They spent a few...

Apprenticeship Showcase

On Monday, April 18, 2022 the Carpenter's Joint Apprenticeship Program (CJAP) in St. Louis help an Apprenticeship Showcase, bringing together numerous general contractors and high school-aged students from across the region. The St. Louis Job Corps Center was also...

A Man For His Community

Mr. OD Jonathan Porter is a 2008 graduate of the St. Louis Job Corps Center. OD entered Job Corps at 16 where completed both his high school diploma and the Business Technology program. OD describes himself as a good student in high school, but says he just did not...

Soccer Star

No, he is not a soccer player; he is a new carpenter apprentice with Waterhout Construction Company, working on the new Major League Soccer stadium in downtown St. Louis that will be home to the St. Louis City. Caleb participated in the "Build Your Future" event at...