2014 News Stories

South Collinwood Dog & Cat Wellness Day a Huge Success! On Sunday, September 14 nearly 400 animals residing in Cleveland’s South Collinwood neighborhood were provided with free exams, vaccinations, microchip id’s, ID tags, leashes & collars. Guests were also eligible to receive free spay/neuter services for their pets! Over 100 volunteers, 4 veterinarians and their [more]


The Cleveland Job Corps Center- was well represented at the 11th Congressional District Caucus 43 Annual parade and Picnic. The Cleveland Job Corps Center Carpentry Instructor and trainee march will the local union that represents Ohio/Indiana /Kentucky… The Cleveland Job Corps Center was cheering an applauded during the parade and festival. The Carpenter in addition [more]


UBC Carpentry Pre-apprentices Help Make Aron’s Wish a Reality On Thursday, August 7, 2014, four carpentry pre-apprentices Malachi Johnson, Derek Kerpics, Rashaun “Mississippi” Randle, Anthoney Morris and their instruc-tor, Dan Volpe assisted Installation Tech-nicians from Playground World to create a handicapped accessible playground for Aron Wickman at his home. The project sponsor, Make-a-Wish Foundation of [more]


Innovation and Opportunity Thomas E. Perez, Secretary of Labor was Keynote speaker at the August 21, 2014 conference held at The City Club of Cleve-land. Cleveland, Ohio was the fourth stop of the five-city tour Secretary of Labor, Thomas E. Perez had on his schedule. Leadership Team from the Cleveland Job Corps Center attended the [more]


Central State Bound The Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) would like to congratulate the following students on their acceptance into Central State University (CSU) in Wilberforce, Ohio, which is a historically black college and university (HBCUs). The students began their first day of class on August 18, 2014. The desire to attend this univer-sity was [more]


OPEN HOUSE The Cleveland Job Corps Center welcomed the public onto its campus with an Open House on August 20, 2014. The turnout, on what began as a wet and dismal day, became a sunny day and was nothing short of remarkable attracting more than 200 guests, including several city officials and community leaders. Guests [more]


Cleveland Job Corps student ambassadors participated in the Glenville Community Festival on Saturday August 9th 2014. Volunteering to help set up, run booths, assist in other vendor’s booths, and enjoy a little time themselves, the students experienced a fun time in music, social information sessions, and teaching about Job Corps and all it has to [more]


CLEVELAND – Tuesday night, August 5, 2014 the Cleveland Job Corps Center’s Student Ambassador, join 5th District Commander Dennis Hill for the Cleveland’s 23rd annual Mayor’s Night Out Against Crime. Residents are coming together to make a stand against violence, while enjoying music, games and food. The event kicked off at 5 p.m. at several [more]


Second Chance… Ohio Department of Youth Services facilities designed the Re-entry program to help previously incarcerated youth with employment and educational endeavors after their release. The Re-entry Program symbolizes a second chance and for all youth re-entering the community and the much needed support to aid them with successfully transitioning back into their homes. Carmen [more]


Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) State Tested Nursing Assistant’s (STNA) Instructor, Carla Widener, is no newbie when it comes to helping others; so when the call came in July 17th for assistance, she quickly rose to the occasion. Ms. Widener enlisted STNA student’s Latina Williams, Brandon Foster, Zairyianna Jackson, Caaltum Ahmed and Antionette Pettaway to [more]


BUILDING FUTURES Today Cleveland Job Corps Fiesta of Hope Luncheon On June 27, 2014, Cleveland Job Corps Deputy Director, Mike Salazar, Business Community Liaison, Mike Taylor and Work Based Learning Coordinator, LuCiana Clark attended the Esperanza organization’s annual Fiesta of Hope Luncheon at the Renaissance Hotel. The luncheon was held to recognize the 2014 scholarship [more]


Youth Provider Networking Session On Thursday, July 24, 2014, OhioMeansJobs Cleveland-Cuyahoga County (OMJ|CC) had the pleasure of facilitating its Youth Provider Networking Session at Cleveland Job Corps Center. The networking session was designed to offer Youth Providers an opportunity to share best practices, discuss common issues, and build supportive relationships. The meeting was well-attended with [more]


In an effort two seek and welcome in more Hispanic students, Ramon Serrato, President of Cleveland Job Corps Serrato Corporation, Michael Taylor, Business and Community Liaison and Mike Salazar, Deputy Director of the Cleveland Job Corps, met with representatives of the Hispanic Roundtable on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 at the Julia De Burgos at El [more]


Job Corps Ambassadors assisted at the Fifth District Police Community Relations Committee Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, May 24, 2014. Patrol Officer Anita Howard stated, “Our partnership with the Cleveland Job Corps is invaluable. The ambassadors are great citizens and are always cordial and helpful young people. The seniors at our events are always pleased to [more]


June 11, 2014 The Community Relations Council of the Cleveland Job Corps to plan their 50th Anniversary Celebration The Cleveland Job Corps is celebrating our 50th anniversary. The Community Relations Council met at 1:30pm. Michael E. Taylor, BCL, welcomed the members and expressed his pride about the upcoming program. Lou Ortez, President CRC, gave the [more]


Cuyahoga County held the 10th annual Fatherhood Conference, celebrating fatherhood with the message that fathers matter CLEVELAND –Cleveland Job Corps Center , recreation D director William Pruitt and Student leaders along with the BCL Michael E. Taylor attended the 10 Annual Fatherhood Conference. A heartbreaking story has become the sad backdrop for a host of [more]


June 3, 2014 was a very humbling and new experience for Job Corps young women. As a group of young ladies, students and staff, went to the Women’s Rally, “When Women Succeed, America Succeeds” at the SEIU Local 1199 building in downtown Cleveland, they were privileged to mingle, line dance and then getting down to [more]


2014 Blood Drive Cleveland Jobs Corps Center’s Medical Assistant’s trade held an Ameri-can Red Cross Blood Drive on Wednesday May 21, 2014, that was a success. The Medical Assistant trade didn’t come to play; they were very persistent in the recruiting process working diligently to acquire new candidates and sign-up returning donors. Representatives from The [more]


Green It Up Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) Student Ambassadors accompanied by Business Community Liaison, Mi-chael E. Taylor, volunteered on May 3, 2014 for the Green It Up event. CJCC students and staff teamed up with several community organizations, residents, and businesses to enhance Cleveland’s Central Neighborhood through area clean ups, planting, watering, and mulching [more]


CLEVELAND METROPOLITAN SCHOOL DISTRICT Several High School Transition Coordinators from the Cleveland Metropoli-tan School District toured the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) . DESI Admission’s Counselor, Samirah Bongiovanni, arranged the tour with the High School representatives who are tasked with placing students. “I enjoyed my experience at the CJCC and did not realize how much [more]


May 29, 2014, Cleveland Job Corps student leaders visited Cleveland State University for a tour of the main building and to get a brief hands-on feel of campus life. The highlights of the tour were in the Michael Schwartz library which consisted of eight floors of one building, the multi-media room where students can prepare [more]


On May 22, 2014, the Cleveland Job Corps Student Government Association put on a “Staff Vs Student” basketball game fundraiser to raise donation monies to pass on to the American Heart Association. With students winning by a landslide, the donation totals were also a great victory. [more]


On May 24, 2014 the Cleveland Job Corps Center attended the 5th District Police Pancake Breakfast. Student leaders and community volunteers honored and served the police force as they were served a hot breakfast meal. [more]


Over 3000 seniors attended Senior Day ! The City of Cleveland presents 25th Annual Senior Day. ” Recognizing Outstanding Cleveland Seniors” May 14, 2014. 25 Student Leaders work along side Jane E. Fumich, Director of Department of Aging by ushering ,serivcing meals, passing out agenda. The Department of Aging mission is committed to ensuring Cleveland [more]


Cleveland Job Corps staff, along with DESI and our student trainees joined in on the “Careers in Manufacturing Job Fair” which was hosted by Senator Sherrod Brown at Cuyahoga Community College from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday May 12, 2014. At this summit, we visited with over 40 employers that had positions available [more]


Mr. William Houston and Business Community Liaison, Mike Taylor attended the Nation Job Corps Assocation (NJCA) Policy Forum in Washington, D.C., on April 1-2, 2014. Over four hundred Congressional members, Job Corps leaders and Job Corps stakeholders met in DC to participate in the NCJA Policy Forum. A few topics from the forum included: highlights [more]


Cleveland Job Corps

May 7th, 2014

The Cleveland Job Corps Center, in partnership with the Cleveland Council on World Affairs, recently hosted a delegation from Brazil. With a topical focus of, “Building Partnership for Vocational and technical Education,” Cleveland was the perfect city-stop. These International Visitor Leadership Program participants, which is a U.S. Department of State-sponsored exchange program to build relationships [more]


On February 3rd, 2014, a group of seven Student Government Association members from the Cleveland Job Corps Center along with the Center Director, the Business and Community Liaison, and the Student Government Advisor, participated in Groundhog Job Shadowing Day at Cleveland’s Fox-8 News Station. The Morning News team includes, Wayne Dawson, Kristi Capel, Todd Meany, [more]


On January 19, 2014, student volunteers from the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) assisted the Cleveland Chapter of the NAACP in relocating to their new facility as part of National Service Day. The Cleveland Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) was established in 1912, their mission is to ensure [more]


One of goals of the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) and the Community Relations Council is to have students participate on a regular basic in service projects that benefit the community. Seventeen student government association and student ambassadors including the SGA Advisor and Business and Community Liaison joined City Councilman Michael D. Polensek Ward 8 [more]


Over the past couple of months the Cleveland Job Corps Center’s carpentry trade has been building a community service relationship with Purple Heart Homes. While attending a Carpenters Local 435 Union meeting. Mr. Lummus and Mr. Volpe recieved information about a service opportunity for the union members at Purple Heart Homes. Purple Heart Homes is [more]