2015 News Stories

One of Cleveland’s notable features is its steel industry. Many of the materials needed for making steel such as rich de-posits of coal and low-grade iron ore are teeming in Cleveland. As a result of a partnership between the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) and Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C), the manufac-turing industry will be able [more]


We would like to introduce the newest member of The Career Technical Training Health Cluster Team, Jessica Welch, who joined the group in November. Ms. Welch will be the new Pharmacy Technician Instructor. She graduated in 2006, from the Cleveland Institute of Dental and Medical Assistants with a certification as a Pharmacy Technician. Ms. Welch [more]


In celebratory fashion, the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) staff concluded the 2015 year with a Staff Appreciation Award luncheon. Awardees and team members were cele-brated at a beautiful luncheon at Windows on the River in Cleveland, OH on December 18, 2015. Aimed at honoring the many accomplishments and career milestones of CJCC employees, the [more]


With the holidays just around the corner, the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) held a Holiday Concert on December 14, 2015. Under the direction of Academic Instructor, Joyce E. Hen-ry, the CJCC choir per-formed several holiday melodies that really amplified the holiday spirit in the CJCC Recreation Building. Students and staff worked really hard to [more]


We would like to take this opportunity to express our sincere gratitude to everyone who so generously donated toys, gifts, and cash to the Cleveland Job Corps Center’s (CJCC) 3rd Annual Toy Drive. Your generosity made the event an overwhelming success; and we have all of you, and your wonderful contributions to thank! “It is [more]


Aware that many of their peers never had an op-portunity to attend their prom, Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) Pharmacy Technician stu-dent, De’onshana Drummond and Medical Office Support student, Lameisha Dunklin devised a plan to request that CJCC host a “Winter Ball”. The ladies scheduled a meeting to discuss the idea with CJCC Center Director, [more]


On August 17th, New Avenues and Mrs. Kylene Jennings, Healthcare Cluster Manager created a new Memo of Understanding to provide work based learning experiences to Cleveland Job Corps’ healthcare students at their vocational training site. While completing their work experience at Buckeye Industries, Cleveland East, students have an opportunity to develop leadership, interpersonal and communication [more]


Arriving at the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) on April 17, 2015, from Oak Park, Michigan, 19 year-old Ro-derick Stamps did not have a high school diploma or any form of career technical training. But, what Stamps did have was an enthusiasm to learn and ambition. Convinced that he could pass the GED exam, Stamps [more]


On October 21, 2015 the Chief of Police Calvin Williams and Commander Dennis Hill of the fifth district host their annual Police Community Relations Awards Ceremony at the Cleveland Jobs Corps. Well over three hundred community residents and police officers attended this annual awards dinner. In attendance was the City of Cleveland Mayor Frank G. [more]


A Letter to Mrs Campbell

October 29th, 2015

During our recent open house held on October 29, 2015 an employer wrote a beautiful letter to Mrs. Denneth Campbell that I would like to share. Job well done Mrs. Campbell!!!! Mrs. Campbell, Today I visited Job Corps to attend a job fair/open house. However, what I received was so much more. You were the [more]


Famicos Foundation was created in 1969 with a mission to improve the quality of life in greater Cleveland through neighborhood revitalization, affordable housing and integrated social services. Our focus is the Glenville neighborhood in Cleveland Ohio and the primary mission is the creation and/or preservation of affordable housing coupled with revitalization strategies and integrated service [more]


On Friday, October 16, 2015 U.S Member of Congress Marsha L. Fudge hosted a Silence the violence listening session for high school students and Cleveland Job Corps. The session was to engage our youth with community stakeholders to develop strategies that lead to measurable actions for community safety. Congresswomen Fudge stated “This violence is hurting [more]


On October 14, 2015 Cleveland Job Corps held its quarterly meeting with the CIC/CRC on campus to discuss and maintain a positive public image.  The center strives to maintain a competitive edge and viewed as an asset and partner within the community. During this time we discussed new industry trends, best practices and the needs [more]


In 2012, according to the Cleveland Little Free Library Movement website, Bob Cheshier began placing Little Free Libraries near Cleveland elementary schools to promote literacy and foster a love of reading by bringing books to children who didn’t have books in the home. When Bob passed away in 2013, the Cleveland community wanted to carry [more]


More than 4,000 people showed up at the Cleveland Metroparks Zoo on Sunday, October 11, for the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer walk. These annual walks are the largest network of breast cancer awareness events in the nation, uniting nearly 300 community’s determination to raise awareness about the disease and the importance of early detection. [more]


The Corporate Assessment was conducted during the week of October 5-9. During this time the corporate assessment team, made up of corporate staff from both Serrato Corporation and their sub-contractor, Horizons Youth Services, spent a week going over all center programs and procedures. The center will receive a full re-port early in November, but the [more]


Cleveland Job corps Center Director, William Houston received an invitation to return to “Kaleidoscope,” a weekly public affairs program produced in partnership with the Urban League of Greater Cleveland, Kaleidoscope Magazine and News channel 5. Kaleidoscope is a community oriented program that airs on News channel 5 each Sunday from 12:30-1:00pm and is hosted by [more]


On September 19, 2015 38 students and staff members participated in Zeta Omega Chapter 5k run, 1 mile Scholarship Foundation, which allows them to underprivileged students and a portion of their college costs.  The walk also supports the Department of Labor HEALS initiative, Healthy Eating Active Lifestyle.  The event also gave our students an opportunity [more]


Cleveland International Guest

September 14th, 2015

The CJCC, in partnership with the Cleveland Council on World Affairs (CCWA), recently hosted a delegation from Middle East/North Africa on September 14, 2015. The international guest traveled stateside to learn more about workforce development and alternatives in higher education. Inspirational emergent leaders from Iraq, Morocco, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia journeyed across Cleveland learning about [more]


September 14, 2015- This week was the national kick off for the Y2Y Partners for peace. Cleveland Job Corps started the week with a candle light vigil with over 315 students in attendance for the event. As the students reflected on the loss of loved ones, the atmosphere became very solemn and quiet because everyone [more]


Cleveland Student of the Week

September 12th, 2015

Rachel Frye came to the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) on February 2, 2015. With a desire to help others and the fact that she has previous health aid experience, Frye decided to pursue State Tested Nurse Aide training. Frye began her train-ing on March 23, 2015, and completed the program on July 28, 2015. [more]


Stephanie Tubbs Health Center

September 12th, 2015

On September 12, 2015 Cleveland Job Corps students volunteered for community service at the Stephanie Tubbs Jones Health Center for “Take charge of your health day”. Over 500 community residence attended this event, of which our Job Corps students participated as ambassadors in the capacity of event prep, escorts, runners and lobby attendants. They did [more]


Volunteer Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) Safety Cadets, accompanied by CJCC Security Officer Belinda Bray, helped serve ice cream to nearly 475 indi-viduals who came out to enjoy the beauti-ful Cleveland weather. The event had a great turnout and was a wonderful oppor-tunity to increase the public image of the CJCC in the community. What [more]


On August 13, 2015, the 5th Annual Glenville Community Back to School Giveaway was held at the Glenville Recreation Center located at 680 East 113th St., Cleveland, OH. The Back to School Giveaway is an event aimed towards assisting the Glenville youth and their parents with being prepared to be successful for the upcoming 2015-2016 [more]


Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) Security Offic-ers, Belinda Bray and Zachary Bixler, escorted CJCC Safety Cadets volunteers to the 32nd Anni-versary of National Night Out, America’s Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday, August 4, 2015. The event, aimed at focusing on “Bridging the Gap” be-tween youth and seniors with a theme of “Healthy Safe Summer,” [more]


Sometimes it’s not who you know, but who knows about you. Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) State Tested Nurse Aide Instructor Jameka Bloom, accompanied by three students, left center on July 28, 2015, with the intention of generating new job development and work based learning opportunities for her students. Bloom had initially intended on visiting [more]


MCGREGOR NURSING HOME For over two years, Cleveland Job Corps Home Health Aide students have volunteered at McGregor Nursing Home. On April, 17, 2015, the executive management and staff of McGregor Nursing Home gratefully acknowledged the hard work our students have acted on as volunteers at their “A Recipe for Happiness” Volunteer Luncheon. CJCC Home [more]


SPOTLIGHT ON ALLIED HEALTH PHARMACY TECH OUTING Cleveland Job Corps Pharmacy Tech Instructor, Sophia Dawn White, CPhT decided to supplement her lesson plans by taking students on a two-day tour on April 14 & 15 to Central Rx Pharmacy, St. Vincent Charity Inpatient Pharmacy and Rite Aid Pharmacy. Over the course of two days, the [more]


EMPIRE ACTOR “HAKEEM” GIVES BACK On April 11, 2015, students of the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) had no idea their Saturday afternoon would include a visit from actor/rapper, Bryshere Y. Gray aka Yazz The Greatest (rap title) on Fox’s highest-rated television series EMPIRE. Mr. Gray plays Ha-keem Lyon one of the main characters within [more]


Job Corps Works

May 22nd, 2015

JOB CORPS WORKS Job Corps Works is becoming increasingly evident with companies, community organizations and throughout the Cleveland community. George Ed-wards, President of the Black Trades Council, was so impressed with the staff and students of the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) during his initial visit to the WARD-8 Roundtable meeting hosted at the CJCC, [more]


Department of Labor visits Cleveland Department of Labor (DOL) Industry Engagement representa-tive, Jennifer Troke, and Employment Connection Youth Man-ager, Candice James, visited the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) on April 9, 2015. The CJCC Center Director, William Houston, delivered a brief overview of the CJCC program as well as the centers’ outcomes and measurements to [more]


March 12, 2015, students from Cleveland Job Corps Cen-ter (CJCC) toured Central State University (CSU). Found-ed in 1887, CSU is a Historically Black College and Uni-versity (HBCU) located in Wilberforce, Ohio. Our tour guide, Daniel Valentine, a native of Detroit, Michigan, welcomed us with open arms. When Mr. Valentine was asked why he came to [more]


CJCC 2015 IWD Symposium

April 1st, 2015

The Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) hosted their third annual International Women’s Day (IWD) Symposium on March 6, 2015, to celebrate and honor the women at CJCC. The theme, “Make It Happen,” was adopted from the National United Nations IWD theme. The symposium was aimed at encouraging the young ladies at the CJCC to continue [more]


SGA DEBATE & ELECTIONS On March 18, 2015, Cleveland Job Corps Centers (CJCC) students competing for Student Govern-ment Association (SGA) positions faced off at the 2015 SGA Spring debate. As the entire student body and CJCC staff filled the Recreation Facility, students campaigning for various SGA positions eagerly awaited to present their views and goals [more]


CJCC HOST WARD 8 ROUNDTABLE MEETING WIRE-Net and Councilman Michael Polensek have been working to build stronger engagement and connectivity be-tween business stakeholders in the Coit/Kirby industrial corridor of Cleveland’s Ward 8. Quarterly roundtables with area businesses offer an opportunity to connect with resources that can support business growth in the corridor, as well as [more]


Some carpenters do not swing the same type of hammer or build stru-tures like other carpenters. The Millwrights and Pile Drivers are a specialty trade represented by The United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America. They are best described as highly skilled me-chanics that specialize in the set-up and maintenance of heavy machin-ery; the [more]


Esperanza Inc., signed Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) on January 26, 2015. Esperanza is a local Hispanic organization whose mission is “to improve the academic achievement of Hispanics in Greater Cleveland by supporting students to graduate high school and promoting post-secondary educational attainment.” Esperanza translates to the English word, [more]


Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) Security per-sonnel, Belinda Bray, Business Community Liaison, Michael Taylor and 10 Safety Cadets students visited the City of Cleveland Fifth District Police Station. The Safety Cadets observed roll call, Po-lice Officers engaging in their daily duties, conversed with Officers about a variety of subjects related to law enforcement and re-ceived [more]


The city of Cleveland commemorated Black History Month on February 2, 2015 by recognizing the past and honoring future leaders. The celebration kicked-off with an invitation-only luncheon and featured LaRese Pur-nell, CFO and COO of the Word Church, accompanied by News Channel 5 Anchor Danita Harris, Chef Eric Wells, and Cleveland Cava-liers emcee Ahmaad Crump [more]


Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) students Jose Ayala, Brenan Ragin, Timothy Chapman, and An-tonio Fortson had the pleasure of shadowing Cleveland Division of Fire, Lieutenant Victor M. Gill at the Cleveland Fire Department Headquar-ters and the Northeast Ohio Regional Fusion Cen-ter (NEORFC). The NEORFC is a unit of the United States Department of Justice, the [more]


Faced with the challenge to dispel myths and raise awareness about heart disease being the number one killer of women, the American Heart Associa-tion created “Go Red For Women” in 2004. The “Go Red For Women” move-ment is a passionate, emotional, social initiative designed to educate and empower women to take charge of their heart, [more]


Today, Pharmacy Tech trainee went to Cleveland Clinic to network and find out information about the location’s past. I believe it was extremely enlightening. Our tour guide was the blunt, yet charismatic Jacqueline Adams. She told our group of students about the hardships East Cleveland are facing, but what we can do as individuals to [more]