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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...

To Build a Wall

Earlier in the year the St. Louis Job Corps Center realized the creation of a sand volleyball court!! The court was a collaborative creation among several of our building and construction trades programs, involving students and several new pieces of equipment. The...

The Naismith Project

The St. Louis Job Corps Center is in renovation mode as we transition away from some of the pandemic restrictions and begin to welcome students back to campus. The Recreation Center has seen little activity in the past two years so it needs a bit of TLC, providing a...

Gooey BBQ!

Asean Chapman literally and figuratively fills a room!! Although Asean stands about six feet three inches, his ebullient personality often eclipses his stature when he enters the Culinary classroom at the St. Louis Job Corps Center. He hails from Fairview Heights,...

It’s a Brick …. House!

Well, not exactly, but close!! The old brick entryway that connects the administration building to the student quad had been damaged and was in need of repair or better yet, replacement. So enter Mr. Otis Peebles, Bricklaying Instructor, and his star student Torey...

Thank You

The theme for Women's History Month 2022 is "Celebrating Women Who are Making a Difference Around the Globe." International events have and continue to dominate the headlines from a global pandemic to climate change to a horrible war that is waging in Ukraine; we...

Open For Business

The St. Louis Job Corps Center is set to bring new students on to Center beginning April 5, 2022 with a cohort of five. Since the spring of 2020 our residential center has abided by Department of Labor guidelines to ensure that we are a safe location for both staff...

Finding Fitness

Recently, the St. Louis Job Corps Center added a Fitness Trail that stretches form the administration building, through the Quad, to the cafeteria. The Center's construction and building trades instructors used several new pieces of equipment, student input and a...

Xzaviar the Builder!

Meet Xzaviar Snipes (center) a recent Job Corps graduate and St. Louis Carpenter's Union Apprentice. He has secured employment with TJ Wies Contracting and his starting wage of over $20 per hour will blow the Department of Labor's target starting wage out of the...

Did Someone Say Forklift?

Mr. Ramon Brown, Material Handling and Distribution Instructor, has a long history with the St. Louis Job Corps Center and he is the February 2022 National Job Corps Association's Alumnus of the Month! Ramon is a 1994 graduate who studied both Certified Nurse...

Celebrating Black History Month

As the St. Louis Job Corps Center celebrated Black History Month, students and culinary staff collaborated to place interesting information and pictures throughout the cafeteria. During the previous two years social opportunities few and far between, but the cafeteria...

Partnership Development

In late September the Construction Career Development Initiative (CCDI) held its annual golf tournament, which supports their mission of attracting young men and women from the northern portion of the St. Louis region to careers in the trades. The St. Louis Job Corps...