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Lylenel Harris

Lylenel Harris from Milwaukee, Wisconsin, came to Blackwell in 2008. He quickly completed Constructions Craft Laborer career technical training in under a year and moved on to Business Technology training which he finished in 2009. Lylenel came to... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Center Introduces New Business Community Liaison, Dax Allcorn

Dax Allcorn is the new Business Community Liaison for the Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center in Laona, WI. As the Business Community Liaison, he is responsible for managing, organizing and monitoring the business/community relations ... 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

Blackwell Job Corps Center Provides Maintenance for Grey Towers Historic Site

Students from Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center were able to participate in providing maintenance for Grey Towers National Historic Site. Grey Towers is located in Milford, Pennsylvania and is the historical family home of Gifford P... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center Open House

Blackwell JCCCC will be hosting an Open House Event on Friday, August 5, 2011, in Laona, WI. The public is invited to attend this annual event and find out what goes on at the Blackwell Job Corps Center. Come out and tour our education and trade t... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center: Blackwell Jobs Corps celebrates 50th birthday

Members of the press are invited to join the Blackwell Job Corps Center’s students and staff for a 50th-anniversary celebration Nov. 30, 2015.

A cake-cutting ceremony takes place at 3 but members of the press and community are invited to... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps students travel to Florida to gain firefighting experience

Wildland firefighting students from the Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center are helping the Ocala National Forest in Florida complete controlled burns while learning more about wildland firefighting techniques.

The first 8-p... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Center Announces Another Successful Blood Drive

Part of the mission of Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center is to encourage students to participate in community service projects such as the American Red Cross Blood Drive.  This allows students to better understand giving a... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Center Students Hit the Slopes at Ski Brule

This year, heavy snow came early for the Northwoods in Wisconsin and for bordering Michigan. This allowed for more than normal depth of snow at a local ski hill in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. Blackwell Job Corps Students that were in a p... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Center Students Assist at New Hope Shelter

On November 26, 2010, students from the Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center helped serve Thanksgiving Dinner at New Hope Shelter and Transitional Living in Crandon, WI.  The shelter decided to have their meal the day after T... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Students Donate to Local Community

The Student Government Association along with students at the Blackwell Job Corps Center donated funds to the Northeast Wisconsin Community Action Program or NEWCAP in Crandon, WI. Students at Blackwell wanted to make a difference in the community... 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

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

Blackwell Job Corps Center Introduces New Center Director Jacob C. Benes

Jake began his career with the Forest Service working as a Human Resources Specialist on the Olympic National Forest, Rogue River‐Siskiyou National Forest, and at the Northern Region’s Regional Office. In early 2005, he accepted a counseling posit... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Center Hires Local Residents

Blackwell JCCCC had the great fortune of recently hiring individuals from the local community. The following people were hired for full time, temporary, and call-when-needed positions: From Crandon, WI – Holly Kulinski, Bill Krause, Jayne Weber; F... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Center Participates in Great American Smokeout

The Blackwell Job Corps is the nation’s oldest and largest residential job training program for economically disadvantaged youth. This program is free for eligible students and includes benefits such as career, technical, academic and life skills ... Read More

Land stewardship training by Job Corps lauded by US Forest Service

JUN 21 - WASHINGTON, D.C. - The new green curriculum of the Forest Service’s Job Corps will expand employment opportunities for its graduates, help revitalize local economies in rural communities and enhance the mission of the age... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Center Students Help Rebuild Camino Real Ranger Station

Students from Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center were able to participate in rebuilding the Camino Real Ranger Station in the Carsen National Forest. The project began on March 22, 2010, and entailed demolishing the old structure (ap... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Center Participates in Annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day

On February 2, 2011, Punxsutawney Phil, the wise and famous rodent, emerged from his hole and declared that Spring would come early this year. With all the crazy winter weather the nation has experienced in the last few months, this was good news ... Read More

Black History Month Celebrated at Blackwell Job Corps Center

During the month of February Blackwell Job Corps Civilian Conservation Center celebrated Black History Month. Black History Month is a celebration of important people and events in the history of the peoples of African descent. Students were encou... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Center Invites Announces Another Successful Blood Drive

The Blackwell Job Corps is the nation’s oldest and largest residential job training program for economically disadvantaged youth. This program is free for eligible students and includes benefits such as career, technical, academic and life skills ... 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

Blackwell Job Corps Helps Local Community

Blackwell JCCCC had the great fortune of building a boat ramp for the City of Crandon. The ramp will be assembled out of 12 interlocking steel sections that the welding students at Blackwell constructed. Ten new 2’ x 12’ sections were constructed ... 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

Huge gazebo being built at Blackwell Job Corps campus

A 40-foot wide gazebo under construction near the Blackwell Job Corps student dorms is a legacy that will be shared by classmates many years into the future. A team of carpentry students has been working on the structure since mid-June. According ... Read More

Darren Lenore

At one time, Blackwell student Darren Lenore had given up on himself. The youngest of six siblings, Darren experienced the unexpected death of his mother at a very young age. The impact of this led Darren down the wrong path. He found himself maki... Read More

Job Corps graduate works hard, finds match in rewarding federal career

The U.S. Forest Service is calling attention this month to its "next generation" of federal workers: the Millennials, those born between 1980 and 2000. The Forest Service works with Job Corps to recruit Millennials and inspire them to consider car... Read More

Blackwell Job Corps Center Casts Job Corps’ Shadow on Annual Groundhog Job Shadow Day

As the groundhog gets ready to look for his shadow, Blackwell JCCCC will join thousands of employers and students around the country who are taking part in Groundhog Job Shadow Day on Wednesday, February 2, 2011. Since 1996, this initiative to eng... Read More

Holly Moore

If you’ve paid a visit to the Lakewood Ranger District office lately, it’s likely you’ve been greeted by Holly Moore, who is working for the Forest Service as a full-time Information Receptionist. She was hired under the Student Temporary Employme... Read More