Great Onyx jobcorps?
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Donna

Pickerington, OH

#1 Feb 19, 2008
Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this place?

My son wants to go to jobcorps and his recruiter seems very militant about him going to this center which I found alittle odd because there are about 5 centers much closer to him.

Also they told him he can go in about two weeks, which means this place is lacking students and have almost no waiting list compared to other centers.
tom

Buffalo, TX

#2 Apr 13, 2008
I live right down the road from the place and know a few people that work there including one of the councilor's, its not a bad place the people are nice and really try to help out. They offer great vocational courses, they take the kids on educational trips to collages and museums. So I would say it would be a nice place for what it is. I hope this is helpful.
sarah

Trinity, TX

#3 Oct 7, 2008
This is a little late, but I wouldn't let my dog stay down there. I worked there for a few years.

Since: Oct 08

Wonderland

#4 Oct 26, 2008
I just graduated from there back in March... I loved it... it was an awesome program and the staff are awesome.

If you have any more questions just ask... I can tell you pretty much anything you need to know about the center.
Terry 5

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 16, 2009
Hi, I'm an Admissions Counselor located in Chicago, Illinois (Region 5) Please inform me of the nearby shopping locations for my students to purchase personal hygiene for example: Walmart Target. Realistically how safe is the center for inner city youth? How many students are in the dorm rooms? How many female and male dorms? How well is Zero Tolerance enforced? Thanks for your assistance and congrtulations!
Terry 5

Chicago, IL

#6 Mar 16, 2009
Thank you kindly.

Since: Oct 08

Wonderland

#7 Mar 16, 2009
Terry 5 wrote:
Hi, I'm an Admissions Counselor located in Chicago, Illinois (Region 5) Please inform me of the nearby shopping locations for my students to purchase personal hygiene for example: Walmart Target. Realistically how safe is the center for inner city youth? How many students are in the dorm rooms? How many female and male dorms? How well is Zero Tolerance enforced? Thanks for your assistance and congrtulations!
They typically go to a Walmart Shopping Center in Glasgow on Saturdays. & to a Walmart Shopping Center in Litchfeild (sp?) on their first week. I consider the center decently safe, I was from the area and was concerned about the same safety issues but while I was there they done routine locker & bed drawer checks for drugs and weapons, I never encountered anything dangerous. There are about 30 people per dorm, 5 rooms with 6 people per room. One girl dorm, and 7 male dorms.
mandy

Covington, LA

#8 Mar 21, 2009
Donna wrote:
Hi, I was wondering if anyone knew anything about this place?
My son wants to go to jobcorps and his recruiter seems very militant about him going to this center which I found alittle odd because there are about 5 centers much closer to him.
Also they told him he can go in about two weeks, which means this place is lacking students and have almost no waiting list compared to other centers.
i went to this job corp i loved it there was more around me but they was crawded and not very safe for me.
mandy

Covington, LA

#9 Mar 21, 2009
i went to this job corp. i liked it i wish i could go back lol i made good friends and the teachers were real good. there were more around me but they was over crowded and not that safe like memphis.
Stay na

Acworth, GA

#10 Mar 23, 2009
I went to Great Onyx, and I completed 3 trades. But that was only b/c i had a very nice and carring instructor. But most of the people and some of the other instuctors were rude, when I was there and that was a few years ago.
Stay na

Acworth, GA

#11 Mar 23, 2009
I went to this center and I completed 3 trades. But that was b/c I had a very nice instructor. I had 2 friends that i kept close and still talk to today. But Honestly, I would not tell anyone about this place. And have not. there was alot of rude people there and that was from the other students and instructors.
Jennifer

Bowling Green, KY

#12 Mar 30, 2009
Tell them to get their GED and enter college somewhere. The Job Corps are terrible. They are basically juvie cases too old for juvie hall. Some of them are even court ordered to be there because of behavioral problems. You never know what kind of person you'll have to be around at those places.

Since: Oct 08

Wonderland

#13 Mar 30, 2009
Jennifer wrote:
Tell them to get their GED and enter college somewhere. The Job Corps are terrible. They are basically juvie cases too old for juvie hall. Some of them are even court ordered to be there because of behavioral problems. You never know what kind of person you'll have to be around at those places.
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That is very true. But in some cases the center is good for non criminals who just need a break.

You know I respect your opinion and everything. But seeing as how I dropped out of school because the system sucked so bad... and eventually couldn't afford home school any longer... Job Corps was a good opportunity for me to obtain my *DIPLOMA* and move on to greener grasses.

However, every student is required to have a back ground check before they are accepted into the court system, you can not have pending charges or court dates ect. to be accepted. My friend was turned down because he had a ticket for speeding and a court date set.

It's a pretty decently safe place. I never felt as if I were in danger

Since: Oct 08

Wonderland

#14 Mar 30, 2009
haha stoned typos... fun.

However, every student is required to have a back ground check before they are accepted into the *job corp program*, you can not have pending charges or court dates ect. to be accepted. My friend was turned down because he had a ticket for speeding and a court date set.
Stephanie Augusta GA

Shakopee, MN

#15 Apr 10, 2009
My son attended Great Onyx Job Corps and this place is marvelous. Within a year he completed his high school diploma and is just finishing up a trade in welding. This place has really change my son for the best. He's mature and actually has a sense of direction where he see himself within the next two years. The staff is great. I would recommend this place to anyone interested in taking their kid out of their common element (streets, homies, cutting class) and place them into an area that is grounded and rooted. Kudos to Great Onyx Job Corp 2009.
Preston

Kennesaw, GA

#16 Apr 24, 2009
One of Job Corps requirements are they HAVE to have a 80% pass rate, or they are shut down, you do the math
Bestadvice in Memphis

Miami, FL

#17 Apr 27, 2009
mandy wrote:
<quoted text>i went to this job corp i loved it there was more around me but they was crawded and not very safe for me.
This program saved my son's life. Is it Trump Tower? No. But there are people there that care about the students and work hard to help them get a good start in life. If you are considering Job Corp for your child, then more than likely, he or she had trouble adjusting in school. Take my advice....your alternative is jail or the graveyard. Believe me I know.....I have already buried one son. I was thankful that Job Corp saved this one. If your child is doing fine and you are choosing Job Corp for a trade for your child, you won't go wrong either. They get Government funds and pay for EVERYTHING. For a single parent like me, it was the only way he would have gotten the training at that time.

The world is different these days. It has no mercy for our kids. Make the right decision and get all the education and structure you can get for your loved ones. It's the only way they will survive.
ActionsLouderTha nWords

Asheville, NC

#18 Jun 15, 2009
I am glad to hear of all the success stories. It sounds like there are some who have benefitted from the program.

I have visited two different JC sites. 1) Great Onyx and 2) Mingo (Missouri boot-heal)

The difference is night and day.

The students at Mingo are active, energetic and very social.

The students at Great Onyx seem very quiet, apathetic and inwardly focused. It is like visiting a ghost town. The only place you find the staff is in the offices. None out with the "kids".

I am aware that the social part of the program may not be an indication of one’s success; however, the "kids" need some direction with their social lives as well.

Just my thoughts.

Since: Mar 09

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#19 Jun 30, 2009
ActionsLouderThanWords wrote:
I am glad to hear of all the success stories. It sounds like there are some who have benefitted from the program.
I have visited two different JC sites. 1) Great Onyx and 2) Mingo (Missouri boot-heal)
The difference is night and day.
The students at Mingo are active, energetic and very social.
The students at Great Onyx seem very quiet, apathetic and inwardly focused. It is like visiting a ghost town. The only place you find the staff is in the offices. None out with the "kids".
I am aware that the social part of the program may not be an indication of one’s success; however, the "kids" need some direction with their social lives as well.
Just my thoughts.
I know excatly what you are talking about... I too am a graduate... and the students aren't very productive outside of the trade days. However I did have some fablous staff that helped me build charater a whole lot. I can name many of ares that really need improvement but all together the center is pretty decent.
Hello

Glasgow, KY

#20 Aug 9, 2009
I worked at Great Onyx for nearly 10 years about 15 years ago. At that time it was a wonderful center and the staff were wonderful with the kids. They cared and wanted to help them. The trades instructors were the best. If my child had any kind of problem I would definitely send him/her there because they do care about these kids and they try to help them.

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