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Lexus Frazier

Lexus Frazier arrived at the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) on January 15, 2013, to enroll in the construction trade. Her biggest hurdle was acquiring the patience to complete her high school diploma.

Ms. Frazier is very energetic, wo... Read More

Virgil Whitmore

After graduating from Bedford High School in 2007, Virgil Whitmore worked a temporary position at Swagelok assembling valves. In 2008 under the advice of his mother who volunteered at the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC), Whitmore joined in the C... Read More

Jaccarri Webb

Jaccarri Webb joined the Facility Maintenance trade in June of 2015. While in the trade Webb exemplified the Career Success Standards and earned numerous positive commendations from staff. Webb has given shop tours and explained the Facilities Mai... Read More

Cleveland JCC Student Leaders Attend the SGA Leadership Conference in Virginia

The Social Development Director, Woody Allen, Leisure Time Learning Coordinator, Sabrina Streeter, and the Student Government Association (SGA) of the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) attended the SGA Leadership Conference at the Horizons Outdoor... Read More

Cleveland JCC Partners with Purple Heart Homes to Renovate Local Veteran's Home

Local veteran Corporal Leo Robinson, who was injured while serving in Iraq received renovation services to his home through Purple Heart Homes. Corporal Robinson lost partial vision and some of his mobility (he currently gets around with the help ... Read More

Andrianna Parish

Getting students excited about academic classes such as TABE Reading and TABE Math can be a challenge when students arrive at the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC). Students are eager to enter their trade, earn their high school diploma, earn thei... Read More

Cleveland JCC Students Bring Excitement and Wonder to the HBCU College Fair

On Saturday, November 21, 2015, Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) Leisure Time Learning Coordinator, Sabrina Streeter and Academic Instructor Wazirah Moore attended The Cleveland Council of Black Colleges Alumni Association 13th Annual Historicall... Read More

Eric Grays

Eighteen-year-old, Eric Grays enrolled in Job Corps because he wanted to pursue a promising career that would help him provide for his three-month-old son. In November of 2012, the Cleveland native began a new chapter at the Cleveland Job Corps Ce... Read More

Apprenticeship Week Comes to the Cleveland JCC

From Nov. 2-6, the United States of America celebrated its first annual National Apprenticeship Week with Apprenticeship USA to acknowledge the contributions that apprenticeships provide to the national economy and workforce, and provide an opport... Read More

CJCC Honors Local Vets at Veterans Day Luncheon

On Nov. 11, 2015, the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) celebrated Veterans currently employed at the center with a complimentary luncheon in their honor. The following Veterans are part of the CJCC family; U.S. Marine Corps: Darrell McClendon, An... Read More

Patrick Shaw

Patrick Shaw came to the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) in June of 2014. He graduated from Jackson High School in 2013. After graduation, Shaw worked part-time at a pizza shop until he came to the realization that this would not provide him the... Read More

Jamia Woods

Job Corps and McNeely Pigott & Fox are recognizing female Job Corps students across the country who have accepted the Job Corps challenge during National Women’s History Month. The social media campaign titled, “Challenge Accepted” will featur... Read More

In Job Corps, you can accomplish anything you want, if you’re willing to work. It gave me the perfect path to follow into law enforcement. If you lose sight of your goal for just a minute, you’re going to fail 100 percent of the time. Strive hard to reach your goals, and make Job Corps what you want it to be.

Dago Pates

Officer Dago Pates is in line to become one of Kyle, Texas’ next police detectives. But had it not been for Job Corps, he may still be digging ditches for the county. The 2006 graduate of Gary Job Corps Center is currently the Juvenile and Sex Off... Read More

Alexis Beard

Alexis Beard came to the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) with the drive and intellect that is needed to complete a trade. Beard came to class every day ready to work and she always put her best foot forward. She was a class leader; Beard would h... Read More

Jameka Bloom

Nursing Assistant Instructor, Jameka Bloom joined the Cleveland Job Corps Center family in December 2012. The native Ohioan grew up in Euclid and is the youngest of her parent’s seven children (all girls). Bloom knew early on that she either wante... Read More

Spotlight on Construction: Famicos Garden

HBI Building Construction Technology Instructor, Robert Peck accompanied by five Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) students, teamed up with Famicos Neighbor-hood Project Manager, Erica Robinson, and her staff to assist with harvesting and winteriz... Read More

Daniel Castellon-Pineda

Daniel Castellon-Pineda came to the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) on January 5, 2015, and recently completed the program on April 22, 2016. He is currently employed with Castellon’s Painting, LLC., his family-owned painting company located in ... Read More

Cleveland Open House Job Fair

On October 29, 2015, Cleveland Job Corps Center held its annual Open House/Job Fair. This Open House attracted over 50 employers and community resource providers. This meeting was an effort to connect the community and our potential graduates seek... Read More

Phylicia Rustin

Unemployed and down on her luck, Cleveland native, Phylicia Rustin knew it was time to make a change. Rustin recalls being up late one night in June, watching television and seeing a commercial advertising the Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC). Th... Read More

I wanted a job to support myself but needed skills. Job Corps was great, especially because it's free.

Raja Arsian

Raja Arsian enrolled at Potomac Job Corps Center in Sept. 2013, only a year after immigrating to the United States. A native of Pakistan, Raja was working a series of customer service jobs, unhappy with his hours and unsatisfied with his career pa... Read More

CJCC Students Join Project Love Kickoff for Kindness

Several students from the Cleveland Job Corps Centers (CJCC) traveled to the Wolstein Center at the Cleveland State University to be motivated to stand up for what they believe in and take action to make a positive change in their schools and comm... Read More

Pierre Kinloch

When students are told that they will be enrolled in the Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) classes, they may feel a bit uneasy; this is particularly true for the Math TABE class. The Test for Adult Basic Education (TABE) is a diagnostic test u... Read More

LeAndra Cruzado

LeAndra came to the CJCC on February 2, 2015, and chose Medical Office Support (MOS) as her trade where she quickly excelled. While still enrolled in MOS, LeAndra was employed on center through Worked Based Learning (WBL) as a secretary in the Mai... Read More

I’m definitely doing what I want to do now, and I love being an executive chef. My goal is to one day move up to being a corporate chef, where I would run multiple restaurants.

Charles Armstrong

Charles Armstrong is the executive chef at Catch 54, a high-quality seafood restaurant considered one of the best waterfront restaurants in Delaware. Getting the job was no accident for Charles. His years of hard work and training gave him the opp... Read More

21 CJCC Students Attend CSU's College Preview Day

On Saturday, November 7, 2015, a total of 21 students accompanied by Cleveland Job Corps Center (CJCC) Staff and Serrato Corporation Staff loaded a bus at 5:00 AM and headed out to attend Central State University’s (CSU) “College Preview Day.” Arr... Read More

LeeEster Seals

Kalamazoo, Michigan native LeeEster Seals wasted no time obtaining her High School diploma and completing the Pharmacy Technician trade. Leaving her family of six, Seals arrived at the Cleveland Job Corps Center on June 21, 2015.

She is ... Read More

A work ethic was instilled in me at Job Corps. It made me appreciate the experiences that came after.

Lydia Mata

Lydia Mata discovered Job Corps in 1995 while driving by a billboard in Fresno, Calif. The single, teenage mother had, as she puts it, “limited options for finding a job and no means of paying for school.” Knowing she had a responsibility to her s... Read More

My options were very limited without a degree. I learned about Job Corps and figured, 'What do I have to lose?'

Matthew Parker

Matthew Parker moved a number of times in his life, but the most important move was for Job Corps. Matthew spent most of his childhood in Sitka, Alaska, where he first developed an interest in computers. He was able to pursue this interest in high... Read More