Archive for "Westover Job Corps Center"

Learning & Getting Paid: WIN WIN!

CONGRATULATION CARLOS LOPEZ, BRICK MASONRY ...for your paid WORK BASED LEARNING ROLE AT D&D MASONRY & CHIMNEY, CHICOPEE MA. Says Carlos: “I’m happy to have the experience out in the field. It’s a great opportunity.  I give credit to Mr. Marion for preparing me...

Welcome Center Gets a Face Lift

Shown here HBI Building Construction Tech instructor Mark Aubin and student Hector Ramos display the handcrafted table they built for the sitting area in our newly re-furbished Welcome Center.  First impressions are important, and the new management team at Westover...

Welcome and Happy Holidays!

New Students are treated to a hot, homemade breakfast every week.  This holiday season the food presentation and the decor in Oscar's Cafe were really outstanding.  Thanks Culinary Arts for contributing so much to our campus culture. There is nothing more like "home"...

Westover Student Named Massachusetts Champion!

"Congratulations!  Because of the exceptionally high score you received on your Microsoft Office Specialist MOS Word 2013 exam, you have been named Massachusetts’s Champion and selected to compete in Certiport’s 2019 Microsoft Office Specialist U.S. National...

Brick by Brick

The Westover Brick Masonry trade repaired the Fire Station in downtown Chicopee, Massachusetts to re-point worn areas on the corner of the building. Students worked with their instructor Robert Marion for a week, ensuring that the red brick structure was in tip top shape. The Fire Department actively works with Westover to promote careers in public safety, to volunteer in the community, to promote employer partnerships and to encourage youth to enroll. The Department recently supported Safe & Sound Week working with our Safety Officer. We ran into them again at our Clinical Nursing site, enjoying a BBQ lunch with the elderly residents. We always get a big smile and kind words.

Helping the Homeless

Westover volunteers staffed the donation table at Six Flags, Springfield, MA on National Roller Coaster Day. We packed a Peter Pan Bus with school supplies and then spent a week sorting them and preparing backpacks for homeless schoolchildren. A total of 2000 backpacks were donated to area schools. The Westover students rode the bus and delivered the backpacks to the schools. The backpacks were sorted by grade level. Other local employers and volunteers joined in. The “Stuff the Bus” campaign is sponsored by United Way.

National Night Out

Congressman Richard Neal with the Westover Y2Y representatives at the 2018 National Night Out in Chicopee MA. Together with Coca Cola and dozens of sponsors, Westover served on the event committee to produce this major family friendly event in Sarah Jane park. Our group promoted violence prevention, read stories to children at the mobile library and held an admissions information table.

Peace in in the Palm of Our Hands

After helping renovate Adams Park in Springfield, Westover learned the location was picked for Nancy Lieberman’s 65th Dream Court. A delegation attended the ribbon cutting celebrating a brand new basketball court donated by basketball legend Nancy Lieberman. The Dream Court is a place to bring local youth and the Springfield Police Department together. The slogan is “Peace is in the Palm of our Hands”. Westover has done outreach for Y2Y and admissions in this park. Student volunteers from Carpentry and Y2Y landscaped and renovated the entrance to the park and the pavilion. The City re-built the water park, and the new basketball court brought everything to a whole new level.

“Beyond Impressed”

"The students representing Westover Job Corps were nothing short of outstanding!  Organizing over 120 vendors (who all seemed to show up at exactly 9:45) was difficult, I don’t know what I would have done without their help.  Every one of them thatI came in contact...

A Chance in the World

Today new students in  Week 2, 4 and 6orientation attended a diversity seminar at Springfield Technical Community College. The guest speaker was Steve Pemberton, author of A Chance in the World,  . Student Troyquan Westberry and instructor Lachelle Taylor Boyd are...

Profile of Success: Nicholas Heath

Automotive Repair graduate Nicholas Heath flew back to Massachusetts for his commencement on August 22.  He works now in New Port Richey, Florida in the service department of a GMC Dealership.  He just earned a two-dollar raise after less than six months on the job. ...

Profile of Success: Samantha White

Samantha White of Springfield, MA earned her Certified Nursing Assistant certification and now works at Excel Home Care Services, Inc. in Ludlow, MA.  “I’m just grateful for the chance.  Some of the residents don’t have family, so when you give that companionship they...